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September 27, 2012
Book Review: Insider knowledge leads to gripping story; Feingold's "While America Sleeps"
White Bear Lake novelist Julie Kramer makes good use of her past experience as a news producer for NBC, CBS and WCCO-TV, which is only one reason...
September 27, 2012 - 12:20pm
August 29, 2012
Book Report: This author shines as voice of a community
Novelist Toni Morrison has won the National Book Critics Circle, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for her fiction. Little wonder. Her...
August 29, 2012 - 3:10pm
August 24, 2012
Book Review: Did she or didn't she: Does it even matter?
Dorothy Parker was born on this day 119 years ago in West End, N.J., just a year after poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, about which Parker said...
August 24, 2012 - 9:44am
August 17, 2012
Book Report: Remedy/curse: Drug highs and lows
Thomas De Quincy was born on this day in 1785, and would later write an eerie book that captured the romantic imagination, "Confessions of an...
August 17, 2012 - 9:10am
July 30, 2012
Book Report: Duluth poet: A blunt, dazzling wordsmith
Normally I write about two books each week -- one national and one regional. This week I'll mention just one because it straddles both categories...
July 30, 2012 - 8:35am
June 28, 2012
Book Report: Author revels in fine details
Oh, shucks, thought I. Sara Rath has given up on non-fiction and has taken to penning novels when I received the Spring Green author's "The Waters...
June 28, 2012 - 12:51pm
June 21, 2012
You can hear the crack of the bat
In one sense, baseball is a game of numbers, numbers involving runs batted in, earned run averages, singles, two-baggers, homers, attendance...
June 21, 2012 - 9:55am
June 18, 2012
Book Report: Genre readers are going for smut
Extra! Extra! Late breaking news from the publishing industry. And it's not good news. In a recent issue of New York magazine reporter Jessica...
June 18, 2012 - 8:56am
June 7, 2012
Book Report: Guess I didn't know her that well
I was very happy to receive "Walking the Rails," by Ethel Erickson Radner (available at iUniverse.com; barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com, $13.95...
June 7, 2012 - 1:26pm
May 31, 2012
Book Report: Lyrical words tell the tale
Gary Boelhower, a St. Scholastica theology professor, writes on a variety of topics, his first wife, his daughter's wedding, his gayness, his...
May 31, 2012 - 2:01pm
May 24, 2012
Book Report: New book, same old Henry
Ever since I read "The Education of Henry Adams," I've thought of its author, the great-grandson of our second president and grandson of John...
May 24, 2012 - 10:22am
May 18, 2012
Book Report: Even Rough Rider Teddy couldn't tame NYC
Back in the 1950s adolescents looking for exciting reading about the facts of life, etc., turned to a series of books by muckraking journalists...
May 18, 2012 - 2:37pm
May 11, 2012
Book Report: Have a peek at this American family
The Dale family -- Mom, Dad, son Zak, daughter Chloe and Lars the dog -- come together for a typical American supper: Zak stepped through the...
May 11, 2012 - 3:33pm
May 4, 2012
Some spies never rest; revisit fictional Door County
Tom Nash seemingly has it made. He's a retired British spy. He lives on the Cote D'Azur, the French Riviera, hobnobs with artists and writers...
May 4, 2012 - 1:59pm
April 27, 2012
Book Report: Founding Fathers resisted almighty presidency
"The superb landscape...is a rich regalia. We found all the farmers busily employed in gathering, grinding, and expressing the juice of their...
April 27, 2012 - 9:34am