Books in the News - 2/17/13

Facing the WaveWhat books are being discussed in the local papers this weekend?  Here's your handy guide!

At the Pioneer Press, Mary Ann Grossman profiles author Paulette Alden, her debut novel, The Answer to Your Question, and her experience in self-publishing.

Also mentioned was Plots and Pints: A Pub Quiz taking place at O'Gara's Bar and Grill on February 21 at 7:00 pm. The quiz entry fee benefits the Minnesota Book Awards.

Over at the Star Tribune Books section, titles featured included:If a Stranger Approaches

Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel Ehrlich - A heartbreaking look at the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash - Short stories set in the mountains of South Carolina

If a Stranger Approaches by Laura Kasischke - Short story collection concerning "places we might not wish to visit."  See also her excellent novel The Raising.

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister - a novel about a movie critic who channels Parker

Harvest by Jim Crace - fiction set in an unnamed place at an unnamed time about change

Happy Reading!

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