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Schmitt has been at the Star Tribune since 1991 and has worked in every section except Sports (so far). A Wisconsin native, she lives in Eagan with her husband. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism, and also attended the U's law school for one year (and one day). She's a fan of the vibrant Twin Cities arts and culture scene, and also enjoys reading and trying new restaurants.


Morning forecast: 41, mix of sun and clouds

It'll be chilly Saturday and Sunday, with a chance of mixed precipitation late Sunday, but there's a warmup on the way.


Review: 'Shoulder Season,' by Christina Clancy

Books in brief


Afternoon forecast: 32, chance of flurries

There's a chance of light snow or flurries early this afternoon, with clearing later today that may give us a glimpse of tonight's partial lunar eclipse.


Review: 'The Hare,' by Melanie Finn

The HareBy Melanie Finn. (Two Dollar Radio, 320 pages, $16.99.) Masculinity is toxic, decisions are poor and the class divide is deep in Melanie Finn's…


Review: 'The Growing Season,' by Sarah Frey

The Growing SeasonBy Sarah Frey. (Ballantine Books, 251 pages, $27.)Sarah Frey describes her inspiring climb from "brutally" impoverished Illinois farm girl to agribusiness titan in…


Review: 'Without Her,' by Rosalind Brackenbury

Without HerBy Rosalind Brackenbury. (Delphinium, 277 pages, $16.)Now in their late 60s, Claudia and Hannah have been friends since they were smart, rebellious girls at…


Reviews: 'The Last Day,' by Andrew Hunter Murray, and 'In the Land of Men,' by Adrienne Miller

The Last Day By Andrew Hunter Murray. (Dutton, 384 pages, $27.)   Welcome to Earth in 2059. It’s not pretty. Forty years earlier, the planet’s…


Bookmark: Packing up books was itself a moving experience

What do you do with your books when you move: Do you pare down or just pack up?


Reviews: 'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,' by Lori Gottlieb, and 'At Briarwood School for Girls,' by Michael Knight

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone By Lori Gottlieb. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 412 pages, $28.)   Few mysteries are more intoxicating than what goes on…