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October 18, 2013
Book Report: This witty wonder may be for you
This witty wonder may be for you My literary almanac tells me that on this day in 1854, Oscar O’Flahertie Fingal Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde, once the toast of venues as varied as London, England and Deadwood, S.D.
October 18, 2013 - 8:53am
August 22, 2013
Book Report: Civil War Diaries give poignant glimpses
Kevin Alderson is a retired high school history teacher over in LaFarge.
August 22, 2013 - 9:33am
August 1, 2013
Book Report: Not a waste to read poet’s letters
Twenty years ago, when I was made book review editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I wrote a column in which I described to my readers what kind of books and authors I liked and didn’t care for, so they would know my prejudices from the get-go. In one paragraph, I mentioned...
August 1, 2013 - 10:06am
July 10, 2013
Book Review: Pivotal year pushed us to the brink
I grew up not knowing much about Wendell Willkie, for I was only four in 1940 when he ran against Franklin Roosevelt for the presidency. I knew that because of his rural Indiana background, wags called him “the barefoot boy from Wall Street.” I also knew that my father had voted...
July 10, 2013 - 3:48pm
June 13, 2013
Book Report: 'Up North' loaded with history
I've always had a weakness for ongoing fictions that grow with the years. When I was a kid I liked "Gasoline Alley" because Skeezix grew up...
June 13, 2013 - 1:40pm
June 7, 2013
Book Report: Breaking barriers on many stages
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, when most black women worked as domestics, scrub ladies and washerwomen, one young black woman born in 1895 in Washington,...
June 7, 2013 - 10:27am
May 31, 2013
Book Report: Literary treats for the dog days
Summer will soon be upon us.
May 31, 2013 - 8:54am
April 26, 2013
Book Report: Finding the funny in very grave matters
Humorists can make hay of the least likely subjects. Like death. Remember W. C. Fields? He said he wanted the following inscription on his...
April 26, 2013 - 9:40am
April 20, 2013
Book Report: Stolen library book opened his eyes
"Who's Yer Daddy?" edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists...
April 20, 2013 - 10:05am
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
March 29, 2013
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan...
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm