Books in the News - 1/13/13

The Dirty DaysHere are the books being reviewed and discussed in our local papers this Sunday:

At the Pioneer Press are a variety of offerings for winter reading, including:

The Star Tribune Book Section's featured titles this week include:

  • The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manu Joseph - a novel about a father solving the mystery of his son's death in modern-day India
  • Scenes from Early Life by Philip Hensher - a fictionalized memoir about a Bengali family during the formation of Bangladesh
  • Here, There, Elsewhere by William Least Heat-Moon - a collection of travel essays by the author of Blue Highways
  • Habits of the House by Fay Weldon - a novel about life below and above stairs in a London townhouse, sure to appeal to Downton Abbey fans

Close is Fine

  • Close is Fine by Eliot Treichel - Short stories about small town life in northern Wisconsin
  • Farewell, Fred Voodoo by Amy Wilentz - nonfiction about today's Haiti
  • David by Ray Robertson - a novel inspired by a community of free black families in the 1850s

Happy reading!

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