It takes a village

The group of artists behind the John Coy book, "My Mighty Journey" will win the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist award.

Review: 'Hymns of the Republic,' by S.C. Gwynne

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Gen. William T. Sherman in Atlanta, 1864.
NONFICTION: A personal and gripping account of the last months of the Civil War.

Review: 'Last Letters: The Prison Correspondence 1944-1945,' by Freya and Helmuth James Von Moltke

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Freya and Helmuth James Von Moltke
NONFICTION: An intimate and affecting correspondence between a woman and her imprisoned husband awaiting execution by the Nazis.

Review: "Twenty-one Truths About Love," by Matthew Dicks

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FICTION: This story of a slacker bookseller — told in lists — has much going for it. Let us count the ways.

Review: 'The Zookeepers' War,' by J.W. Mohnhaupt, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

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NONFICTION: A fascinating account of a competition between zookeepers in East and West Berlin.

Bookmark: Readers find that good books make vacations better

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Books and vacations bind in our memories.

Review: 'Jakarta,' by Rodrigo Marquez Tizano, translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead

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FICTION: The narrator of this haunting novel chronicles the breakdown of society in a pandemic.
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Porter Fox, author of “Northland.”

Booksellers recommend books: 'Northland' by Porter Fox

‘Northland’ by Porter Fox An intriguing and adventurous journey across the U.S./Canada border that is full of travel exploration, history, current events, statistics and…
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December 10

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central) When Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s kidnapping from…
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December 9
Elizabeth Bishop.

Review: 'Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop,' by Thomas Travisano

NONFICTION: "The loneliest person who ever lived," she was brilliant but reticent.
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December 7
Audiobooks

The sordid tale of the Borgias and 2 other great audiobooks for your playlist

“The Borgias: Power and Depravity in Renaissance Italy.” By Paul Strathern. (Tantor, unabridged, 11¼ hours.) At the center of Paul Strathern’s nimble…
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December 6

Review: 'Reinhardt's Garden,' by Mark Haber

FICTION: Devoid of chapters or paragraphs, this brief novel about a cultured but crazed European proves hilarious and thrilling.
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December 6

Review: 'The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be,' by Thomas Lynch

NONFICTION: America's foremost essayist/undertaker reflects on faith, creativity and, yes, death.
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December 6
A vacant house in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood. Associated Press

Review: 'Broke,' by Jodie Adams Kirshner

NONFICTION: The rebirth of Detroit passed a lot of people by — mainly low-income black residents who stuck it out. "Broke" goes deep to look at why.
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December 6

Review: 'All This Could Be Yours,' by Jami Attenberg

FICTION: Jami Attenberg's latest family saga unfolds to reveal numerous secrets and sorrows in the Tuchman clan.
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December 6
Lydia Davis

Review: 'Essays One,' by Lydia Davis

NONFICTION: An insightful selection of essays on reading and writing by an acclaimed short story writer.
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December 6

Reviews: 'All the Wrong Moves,' by Sasha Chapin, and 'Dead Man's Mistress,' by David Housewright

All the Wrong Moves By Sasha Chapin. (Doubleday, 217 pages, $24.95.)  Sasha Chapin is bipolar, suffers from aphantasia, does drugs and has an uncontrollable addiction.…
Home & Garden
December 6
A sampling of books to help you shake up your home decor.

7 books to help you shake up your home decor

Ideas for refreshing your space with found objects, live plants and a bit of glam.
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December 6

Bedside Table: Readers recommend books

I recently discovered two authors, new to me, at the Dollar Store. There, I picked up "Winter Journal" by Paul Auster, a beautifully written memoir.…
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December 3

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich. (Putnam) The 26th book in the “Stephanie Plum” series. A New Jersey gangster’s associates go after a…
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December 3

Review: Harry Bosch is still going strong in 'The Night Fire'

FICTION: An LAPD detective and his new partner team up to solve the death of an ex-con.
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December 3
Bernardine Evaristo

Review: 'Girl, Woman, Other,' by Bernardine Evaristo

FICTION: These interlocking stories, told with great verve, won this year's Booker Prize.
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November 29
Author Niall Williams

Review: 'This Is Happiness,' by Niall Williams

FICTION: Endearing coming-of-age tale is a snapshot of an Irish rural community resistant to change.
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November 29

Review: 'Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer,' by Carol Sklenicka

NONFICTION: Biography shines new light on Alice Adams and her chronicles of the hearts and minds of women.
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November 29
Oscar Wilde, one reader pointed out, was not read for many years because people objected to his sexuality.

Bookmark: Readers think books should not be judged by writer's actions

Do we judge a book by the actions of its author? This perennial question came up most recently when the Nobel committee awarded the 2019…
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November 29
A scrapbook photo of Margaret Korda, courtesy of the author.

Review: 'Passing,' by Michael Korda

NONFICTION: Michael Korda's memoir of the vibrant life and cancer death of his wife is a touching and melancholy read.
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November 29

Reviews: 'Life After Deaf,' by Noel Holston, and 'Highway of Tears,' by Jessica McDiarmid

Life After Deaf By Noel Holston. (Skyhorse Press, 210 pages, $24.99.)   At first they thought the problem might be blocked sinuses, but when Noel…
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