U of Minnesota alum Tiya Miles explores the spirituality of Harriet Tubman in 'Night Flyer'

NONFICTION: The "All That She Carried" writer's new book is about the inspiration that fueled a heroic life.

'Where Rivers Part' solidifies St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang as one of our very best

NONFICTION: A Minnesotan continues a sweeping, multi-part portrait of her remarkable family.

Review: 'The Queen of Dirt Island,' by Donal Ryan

FICTION: A short, powerful novel about Irishwomen who meet heartache with resolve and dark humor.

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Review: 'Seven Aunts,' by Staci Lola Drouillard

NONFICTION: A Minnesota writer's gracious second book focuses on family members who stared down hardship.

Review: 'Life Is Everywhere,' by Lucy Ives

FICTION: A brainy, multifarious campus novel that's one of the year's most impressive books in any genre.

Review: 'Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius,' by Nick Hornby

NONFICTION: A breezy, entertaining look at the similarities between two artistic greats, a 19th-century Brit and a 20th-century Minnesotan.

Review: 'The Book of Goose,' by Yiyun Li

FICTION: From the author of prizewinning novels and nonfiction, an unsettling portrait of a noxious friendship in postwar France.

Review: 'Lessons,' by Ian McEwan

FICTION: An ambitious novel charts the relationship between an ordinary man's travails and decades of geopolitical upheaval.

Review: 'Elizabeth Finch,' by Julian Barnes

FICTION: A distinguished British writer's graceful novel about a rewarding bond kindled in the classroom.