Richard Terrill’s copy of “Walden” is falling to pieces, but he will not replace it.

Bookmark: Sentiment prompts readers to cherish their worn-out books

Readers say their old books are more than objects: They are physical reminders of love.

Four writers, including Celeste Ng and Dani Shapiro, coming for Talking Volumes

July 17
Celeste Ng will speak at Talking Volumes on Oct. 26.
New season opens Sept. 14 with Karen Armstrong, concludes in November with poet Ross Gay.

Review: 'The Sewing Girl's Tale,' by John Wood Sweet

July 22
John Wood Sweet
NONFICTION: The rare, true story of a young woman in 18th-century America who was raped — and fought her assailant in court.

Review: 'Elsewhere,' by Alexis Schaitkin

July 18
TUESDAY READ: Alexis Schaitkin's fantastical tale takes a page from Margaret Atwood to explore society's role in the maternal experience.

Review: 'Reward System,' by Jem Calder

July 22
FICTION: Jem Calder's intricately developed, self-conscious characters are the highlights of these brilliant stories.

Review: 'Radium,' by John Enger

July 22
FICTION: A Bemidji author's tale of two teenage brothers without prospects, evading the law after setting a massive fire.

Review: 'Calling for a Blanket Dance,' by Oscar Hokeah

July 22
FICTION: Through a dozen narrators, Oscar Hokeah's debut novel traces the life of Ever Geimausaddle and the Kiowa-Cherokee community that helps raise him.
Books
July 24

Review: 'The Darkest Place,' by Phillip Margolin

Books in brief
Books
July 22

Review: 'The Mountain Between Us,' by Charles Martin

Good Read
Books
July 18
Bookmark:  Cabin books are a real find

Bookmark: Cabin books are a real find

The books that cabin owners and guests leave behind can yield wonderful surprises.
Books
July 17

Review: "A Flicker in the Dark," by Stacy Willingham

Books in brief
Variety
July 15
Mary Taris, a former teacher, created Strive Community Publishing and Bookstore to elevate books in which children of color could see themselves in th

Yuen: The hero of this story is a woman who launched Minneapolis' newest Black-owned bookstore

"I used to think books saved me. Now I think books let me down," said the founder of Strive Community Publishing.
Books
July 15

Review: 'The Twilight World,' by Werner Herzog, translated by Michael Hofmann

GOOD READ
Books
July 15
Alec Wilkinson

Review: 'A Divine Language,' by Alec Wilkinson

NONFICTION: On the cusp of old age, a literary journalist confronts his mathphobia in this beguiling memoir.
Books
July 15
C.J. Hauser

Review: 'The Crane Wife,' by C.J. Hauser

NONFICTION: Author C.J. Hauser pursues love and happiness as she gets to know herself in "The Crane Wife."
Books
July 15
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review: 'The Daughter of Doctor Moreau,' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

FICTION: This take on H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic is set in a real place during a real war, giving it a sharp modern meaning.
Books
July 15
Susan Hartman

Review: 'City of Refugees,' by Susan Hartman

NONFICTION: Hartman follows three immigrants to see how they changed the dying city of Utica, N.Y.
Books
July 15
Dan Fesperman

Review: 'Winter Work,' by Dan Fesperman

FICTION: An engrossing spy thriller in which a Stasi officer and a CIA agent join forces to defeat a common adversary.
Books
July 12
Ada Limón

Minneapolis-published Ada Limón is named U.S. Poet Laureate

The Guggenheim fellow has published four books of poetry with Minneapolis' Milkweed Editions.
Books
July 12
William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger's book chosen for One Book, One Minnesota

His first Cork O'Connor mystery, "Iron Lake," will be the autumn read.
Books
July 11

Review: 'The Foundling,' by Ann Leary

FICTION: Ann Leary's thrilling novel was inspired by the early-20th-century incarceration of "feebleminded" women.
Books
July 10

Review: 'Fierce Poison,' by Will Thomas

Books in brief
Inspired
July 8
Historian and anti-racism scholar Ibram X. Kendi.

How do we raise kids to fight racism? A Q&A with Ibram X. Kendi

The father of a young daughter wanted to understand how to raise her to become a fighter for equity.
Books
July 8

Review: 'Blue Willow,' by Doris Gates

Good read
Books
July 8
Brad Zellar

Review: 'Till the Wheels Fall Off,' by Brad Zellar

FICTION: An intersection of past and present, music and memory animates this memorable portrait of a young man and his small Midwestern town.
Books
July 8
Antonia Angress

Review: 'Sirens and Muses,' by Antonia Angress

FICTION: Love and friendship, ambition and hype, through the lens of the art world.
Books
July 8
Jean Thompson

Review: 'The Poet's House,' by Jean Thompson

FICTION: A young gardener becomes besotted by poets — and poetry — in this amusing and true-to-life story.