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Books in the News - 3/17/13

CoolidgeHere are the books being featured in our local newspapers on this St. Patrick's Day!

At the Star Tribune Books section, we have:

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes - A brilliant and provocative reexamination of America's thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership.

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power by Kim Ghattas - The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world.

This Close by Jessica Francis Kane - In twelve stories about the difficult, sometimes impermeable boundaries between friends, neighbors, and family relations, Jessica Francis Kane explores just how close we can come to love, success, happiness, and forgiveness.Mary Coin

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver - Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a breathtaking reinvention; a story of two women, one famous and one forgotten, and of the remarkable legacy of their chance encounter.

This Magnificent Desolation by Thomas O'Malley - This novel allows a child's perspective to illuminate a dark world, and explores the creeping devastation of war, the many facets of loneliness, the redemptive power of the imagination, and the possibility of a kind of grace.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall - A biography of the 19th century intellectual, writer and feminist.

And at the Pioneer Press, titles featured included:

Murder by Chance by Pat Dennis - A new novel by the Minnesota comedian who also wrote Hotdish to Die For

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison - A memoir by the author of Look Me in the Eye, about Robison's life with Asperger's Syndrome

Happy Reading and Requesting!

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