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Books in the News - 10/6/13

The Thoughtbook of F. Scott FitzgeraldHere's your guide to the books featured in our local papers!  Such as the Pioneer Press:

The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dave Page - One of the earliest known works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Thoughtbook provides a unique glimpse of Fitzgerald as a young boy and his social circle as they played among the grand homes of Summit Avenue.

Sky Tinged Red by Isaia Enger, translated by Dora Eiger Zaidenweber - Contains the stories of many who lived and died at Auschwitz-Birkenau, told with compassion and attention to the humanity of those who suffered there.

And in the Star Tribune Books section:

The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dave Page - One of the earliest known works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Thoughtbook provides a unique glimpse of Fitzgerald as a young boy and his social circle as they played among the grand homes of Summit Avenue.The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain - The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain's life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. 

Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang by Tim Mahoney -  In the early 1930s, while he was police chief of St. Paul, Minnesota, Brown became a secret partner of the infamous Barker gang. He profited from their violent crimes, he protected the gang from raids by the nascent FBI--and while he did all this, the gangsters gunned down cops and citizens in his hometown.

The Book of FateHanging Man:  The Arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin - The gripping story of post-Mao China and the harrowing fate of the artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

The Book of Fate by Parinoush Saniee, translated by Sara Khalili - Spanning five turbulent decades in Iranian history, from before the 1979 revolution, through the Islamic Republic, and up to the present, The Book of Fate is a powerful story of friendship and passion, fear and hope.

Blinding: Volume 1 by Mircea Cararescu - Part visceral dream-memoir, part fictive journey through a hallucinatory Bucharest.

Happy Reading!

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