Aug 20, 2013
The local papers are all filled with State Fair goodness this Sunday, but there are still a few book reviews squeezed among the foods on a stick and butter heads. Here are the books discussed this week!
In the Pioneer Press:
Arlo's Artrageous Adventure by David LaRochelle - Who says an art museum has to be a serious place? This ARTrageous adventure will have kids flipping out!
By the way, Children's Librarian Ann W. just wrote an awesome blog post about David LaRochelle--the nicest author you'll ever meet! Check it out!
And in the Star Tribune Books section:
Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution by Brett Martin - A riveting and revealing look at the shows that helped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century.
Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers, 1942-1963 edited by Katherine A. Powers
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride - Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
The Fields by Kevin Maher - It's the first summer of lust for 14-year-old Jim Finnegan, a boy trying to become a man in 1980s Dublin.
The Tender Soldier: A True Story of Love and Sacrifice by Vanessa M. Gezari - Part of the Pentagon's most daring and controversial attempt since Vietnam to bring social science to the Afghanistan battlefield, three tough-minded American civilians find their humanity tested and their lives forever changed by this little-known mission.
Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge by Peter Orner - In stories that span considerable geographic ground, Orner writes of the past we can't seem to shake, the losses we can't make up for, and how our stories help us reclaim what we thought was gone forever.