Kate DiCamillo

Review: 'The Beatryce Prophecy,' by Kate DiCamillo

MIDDLE GRADE: A novel about friendship, fortitude and the power of story.

Review: 'Assembly,' by Natasha Brown

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Natasha Brown
FICTION: This ambitious debut covers a range of cultural, social and emotional territory in perceptive prose.

Review: 'Cloud Cuckoo Land,' by Anthony Doerr

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FICTION: Anthony Doerr's follow-up to his Pulitzer winner is bigger and more ambitious.

Review: 'The Lost Notebook of Edouard Manet,' by Maureen Gibbon

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FICTION: A quietly dazzling novel that focuses on the last three years in the life of artist Edouard Manet.

Review: 'Lean Fall Stand,' by Jon McGregor

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FICTION: A profoundly affecting story of the lives upended when a man loses his ability to communicate clearly.
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Kao Kalia Yang stood for a portrait at the East Side Freedom Library Tuesday afternoon.

The bench from Kao Kalia Yang's 'A Map into the World' has a new home

St Paul author Kao Kalia Yang's poignant picture book tells the story of her neighbor, Bob. His bench has a new home at the East Side Freedom Library.
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Richard Osman

Review: 'The Man Who Died Twice,' by Richard Osman

FICTION: The four amateur sleuths from the "Thursday Murder Club" return to solve another mystery.
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September 21
British actor Hayley Mills poses at her home in West London on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 to promote her memoir “Forever Young.” (Photo by Joel C Ry

Review: 'Forever Young: A Memoir,' by Hayley Mills

NONFICTION: Hayley Mills became a Disney darling at 12. Her new memoir recalls after that.
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September 20
“The Dancing Plague” tells a story that would probably make a lot more sense to someone 600 years ago. (Cover art by Gareth Brookes, copyright Sel

3 new extra-unusual graphic novels to check out

Today's graphic novel review theme: books that are unusual, even by my standards."The Dancing Plague" (Story/art by Gareth Brookes; SelfMadeHero; 192 pages; $20.99): From the…
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September 19

REVIEW: 'The Narrowboat Summer,' by Anne Youngson

The Narrowboat SummerBy Anne Youngson. (Flatiron Books, 319 pages, $26.99.) Two middle-aged women, walking toward each other along a towpath near London, hear a dog…
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September 17
Sarah Stonich photo by Shelly Mosman

Review: 'Reeling,' by Sarah Stonich

FICTION: The second novel in Sarah Stonich's planned trilogy tells a tender tale of fishing, fresh air and grief.
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September 17
Louise Nealon photo by Catherine Nealon

Review: 'Snowflake,' by Louise Nealon

FICTION: This debut novel is a darkly comic coming of age story of a young woman in Ireland.
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September 17

Good Read: 'Great Circle,' by Maggie Shipstead

"Great Circle" by Maggie Shipstead is a long read at 589 pages, but one you'll wish would never end — an ambitious, precisely researched novel…
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September 17
Richard Powers photo by Dean D. Dixon

Review: 'Bewilderment,' by Richard Powers

FICTION: A deeply moving story about an astrobiologist and his young son, anguished by the state of the planet.
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September 17
Maggie Nelson photo by Harry Dodge

Review: 'On Freedom,' by Maggie Nelson

NONFICTION: A timely chance to think about freedom not as a state but a practice.
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September 17

Review: 'The Speckled Beauty,' by Rick Bragg

NONFICTION: An ornery, broken-down, used-up man and an ornery, broken-down, used-up dog find each other.
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September 17
“The Passionate Witch” from 1942 is part of an eclectic book collection.

Bookmark: The library of a loved one reveals much

For the past two years my husband and I have been rehabbing his childhood home, an old Minnetrista farmhouse. The last inhabitant, my late brother-in-law,…
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September 17
Kate DiCamillo is out with a new novel “The Beatryce Prophecy,”  LEDE story for fall preview. brian.peterson@startribune.com Minneapolis,  MN Tues

The lost manuscript of Kate DiCamillo

Her new book, "The Beatryce Prophecy," sprang from a rediscovered draft that she had abandoned after the death of her beloved mother.
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September 16
Kate DiCamillo is out with a new novel, “The Beatryce Prophecy.”

Long-lost manuscript sparked a new book by famed Minneapolis author Kate DiCamillo

Her new book "The Beatryce Prophecy" sprang from a draft she started and then abandoned after the death of her beloved mother.
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September 16

10 most anticipated, must-read books of the fall

'Harlem Shuffle'Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead tells the story of a cash-strapped furniture salesman in 1960s Harlem who turns to shady ways to provide for…
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September 14

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION1. The Madness of Crowds, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur) The 17th book in the "Chief Inspector Gamache" series. Gamache is tasked with providing security for…
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September 13
Simu Liu in the Marvel Studios film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

The comic book origins of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings'

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" arrived in theaters Sept. 3. If you think he's an odd addition to Marvel's line of superheroes,…
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September 12
“Lieutenant Dangerous” by Jeff Danziger

Review: 'Lieutenant Dangerous,' by Jeff Danziger

Lieutenant Dangerous: A Vietnam War MemoirBy Jeff Danziger. (Steerforth Press, 208 pages, $14.95.) There are moments of wry humor in "Lieutenant Dangerous," a memoir by…
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September 11

Review: 'Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming,' by Antonio Michael Downing

NONFICTION: A keenly observed memoir about the author's arduous travels in search of himself.
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September 10
Margaret Renkl

Review: 'Graceland, At Last,' by Margaret Renkl

NONFICTION: This luminous collection of essays by Margaret Renkl explores American culture, politics and history.