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Freelance writer and former Star Tribune books editor Laurie Hertzel is at

She worked at the Star Tribune for more than two decades as an editor and writer before retiring. Previously, she was a writer and editor at Minnesota Monthly magazine and at the Duluth News-Tribune. Hertzel grew up in Duluth, earned an MFA from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., has written two books, and served as the autobiography chairman of the National Book Critics Circle board of directors.

Colm Toibin's 'Long Island' continues the Irish American story he began in 'Brooklyn'

FICTION: Heroine Eilis still isn't sure if America or Ireland is her home.

12 gorgeous new picture books for children this spring

Kao Kalia Yang, Edel Rodriguez and others cover subjects from immigration to fresh veggies to adventures at sea.

Duluth's Leif Enger returns with stunning novel 'I Cheerfully Refuse'

FICTION: As civilization collapses, its characters hold onto hope any way they can.

Three new memoirs consider noodles, burnout, birds and life

NONFICTION: A trio of women inspire by taking important steps forward.

Claire Keegan, author of 'So Late in the Day,' is a writer you should be reading

FICTION: Three "tight, potent" stories explore the bonds between men and women.

Prof's memoir shows how he juggled academia and working at Surly's

NONFICTION: A St. Thomas professor found he needed some extra dough while on sabbatical.

Is there romance after grief? Yes, in Macalester grad's 'The Year of Second Chances'

FICTION: In a letter from the grave, her late husband urges a young widow to cannonball into the dating pool.

Review: 'Still Life at Eighty,' by Abigail Thomas

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