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Book Report: About those book covers...
I was told years ago by my English teacher Sara Keeler that one should never judge a book by its cover, but I couldn't resist the wrapping of...
January 26, 2012 - 8:48am
January 20, 2012
Book Report: Try authors with an edgy twist
I've been a big fan of female humorists for years, starting from the days when I first read about Dorothy Parker and her antics at the Algonquin...
January 20, 2012 - 12:38pm
January 13, 2012
Book Report: Murder, mayhem and other delights
How's this for a plot? Mild-mannered accountant Walter Cousins puts his wife Lydia in a sanatorium when she becomes temporarily unbalanced, then...
January 13, 2012 - 11:59am
January 5, 2012
Book Review: Author aims at straight-laced Minnesotans
It's always eye-opening to read a foreigner's take on life in these United States. From Alex de Tocqueville and Frances Trollope to Alistair...
January 5, 2012 - 10:15am
December 29, 2011
Book Report: Keep reading, keep discovering
Just when you think you know all you need to know about a subject, a new book pops up and you're able to learn much more. Years ago, I wrote...
December 29, 2011 - 4:12pm
December 23, 2011
Book Review: How it all ends: Writers keep probing, reinventing
Readers can't seem to get enough of dystopian stories. Witness the success of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," in which father and son roam a...
December 23, 2011 - 3:42pm
December 16, 2011
Book Report: Old standbys make great gifts
Last week I mentioned several notable books of 2011 readers might like to consider when they're out shopping for gifts. This time I'm trying...
December 16, 2011 - 1:36pm
November 25, 2011
A few years with a famous author, jazz in the Twin Cities, life in the Dakotas in 1936 for this week
Ernest Hemingway is by no means a beloved American author in the minds of many people. He had his moments as a novelist when he turned out...
November 25, 2011 - 8:47am
November 11, 2011
Book Report: Death, travel, voodoo will interest readers
Here's a book that should make it from the region all around the country. It's "A New Billy Collins: Keeping an Eye on Death," by Joy Lee Davis...
November 11, 2011 - 12:43pm
November 3, 2011
Book Report: Read about revolutionaries, get spooked, too
I remember my political science professor telling us naïve freshmen that if you took strip of plastic and bent it into a hula hoop, fascists...
November 3, 2011 - 10:33am
October 27, 2011
Book Report: With winter months approaching, read about Antarctica's explorers
Two months from last Friday marks the 100th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's historic arrival at the South Pole. To commemorate...
October 27, 2011 - 9:16am
October 21, 2011
Book Report: Imagine: Holocaust in comic book form
Several years ago, my more sophisticated colleagues on the National Book Critics Circle Board were raving about a new book. It was called "Maus"...
October 21, 2011 - 2:12pm
October 13, 2011
Book Report: Got time for a very scary story?
The girl looks up at him again. Dark eyes narrow beneath her curls. The teacup on the desk begins to shake. Ripples disrupt the calm surface...
October 13, 2011 - 1:06pm
October 5, 2011
Book Report: Murder mystery, romance revolves in Amish community
Forty years ago, when Amish families began buying up farms in western Wisconsin, my father wasn't too enthused. He owned a business on Main Street...
October 5, 2011 - 4:10pm
September 30, 2011
Book Report: These two works double my pleasure
Today, two books about two very different men who were born not very far from my own natal place. The first is Arvid B. Erickson, the Green...
September 30, 2011 - 2:09pm