Mankato writer turned fascination with Minnesota revolutionary into a book

Part biography, part memoir, "Not the Camilla We Knew" explores the life of a woman who joined Symbionese Liberation Army.

Review: 'Lucy by the Sea,' by Elizabeth Strout

September 16
FICTION: In the third novel narrated by Lucy Barton, COVID hits and Lucy heads for Maine with her ex-husband, William.

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

September 16
FICTION: From the author of prizewinning novels and nonfiction, an unsettling portrait of a noxious friendship in postwar France.

Book ban efforts surging in 2022, library association says

September 16
The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.

Review: 'Painting Beyond Walls,' by David Rhodes

September 16
FICTION: A biochemist returns to his Wisconsin hometown in this book set in the near future.

Review: 'Less Is Lost,' by Andrew Sean Greer

September 16
FICTION: Andrew Sean Greer's accomplished sequel to "Less" maps a cross-country odyssey filled with hijinks.
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September 23

Reader recommendation

Good read: "From the Other Side of the Bed"
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September 23

Bookmark: Three new audiobooks for your playlist

"Be My Baby," by Ronnie Spector. (Macmillan, unabridged, 10 1/2 hours.)Ronnie Spector's memoir — written with Vince Waldron and completed just before Spector's death in…
September 23

Review: 'Natural History,' by Andrea Barrett

FICTION: A 19th-century teacher and amateur scientist studies the mysteries of the natural world — and the human heart.
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September 23

Review: 'Shrines of Gaiety,' by Kate Atkinson

FICTION: Set in post-World War I London, Atkinson's latest follows a nightclub owner and her nefarious enterprises.
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September 23

Review: 'The Unfolding,' by A.M. Homes

FICTION: After Obama wins the presidency in 2008, a group of Republicans — led by "The Big Guy" — vow to retake the country.
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September 23

Review: 'The Furrows,' by Namwali Serpell

FICTION: Namwali Serpell's luminous new novel about a missing child bends and blends genre in a searching exploration of grief.
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September 23

Review: 'Mother Tongue,' by Joyce Kornblatt

FICTION: A deathbed confession sends a woman on a search for the truth about her identity — and about the very nature of identity.
Magazine
September 20

Libraries on wheels have a storied past

Baby boomers fondly remember the traveling libraries.
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September 16

Over time, McEwan just gets better

Bookmark: The Booker Prize-winning novelist is an explorer at heart.
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September 16

Review: 'Dinners With Ruth,' by Nina Totenberg

NONFICTION: An ode to friendship between an NPR correspondent and a Supreme Court justice.
Magazine
September 13

The perfect Minnesota chair for reading and relaxing this fall

A Blu Dot classic sets the mood for lounging.
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September 10

Author and former nun Karen Armstrong reflects on climate change and 'Sacred Nature'

Talking Volumes guest wonders: Is there a spiritual solution to climate change?
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September 9

Review: 'Two Nurses, Smoking,' by David Means

FICTION: Stories of loss and grief from a writer unafraid to challenge himself.
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September 9

Review: 'Act of Oblivion,' by Robert Harris

FICTION: A page-turning historical thriller about a manhunt for the killers of an English king.
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September 9

Review: 'Essentially: Essays,' by: Richard Terrill

NONFICTION: Cranky and wise, Minnesota essayist salutes the things that matter most.

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