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Books in the News - 9/8/13 and Club Book!

Emily RappHere's the scoop on the books reviewed in our local newspapers this Sunday--and a special program coming soon to Ramsey County Library! 

The Pioneer Press had an excellent article called With All These Authors in the Twin Cities, Who Has Time to Read? about the incredible amount of fabulous authors who'll be touring through the Twin Cities. 

Of special note, Ramsey County Library is thrilled to be welcoming Emily Rapp, who is appearing at the Roseville Library on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. as part of the popular Club Book author series.  Mark your calendars!  This is sure to be a fascinating program, as Rapp discusses her work and her newest book, The Still Point of the Turning World, which explores a mother's journey through grief and the wisdom to be gained from parenting a terminally ill child.

Also included, an article in the fall arts preview about the new season in books: Major Sequels from Big Authors to Release This Fall

Claire of the Sea LightThe Star Tribune Books section featured a lengthy article about Edwidge Dandicat and her new novel: Claire of the Sea LightDandicat will be appearing as part of the Talking Volumes series in September.  See?  Amazing authors are everywhere!

Also highlighted:

Knocking on Heaven's Door by Katy Butler - Visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, in which award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents' desires for "Good Deaths" and the forces within medicine that stood in the way.

Leaving Rollingstone by Kevin Fenton - The story of how a Twin Cities advertising writer and novelist reclaimed the enduring values and surprising vitality of his small-town Minnesota boyhood.Enon

Enon by Paul Harding - Novel that follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy.

The Nazi and the Psychiatrist by Jack El-Hai - Ace reportage on the unique relationship between a prison physician and one of the Third Reich's highest ranking officials.

Traveling with Spirits by Valerie Miner - Novel wherein doctor Monica Murphy quits her Minneapolis medical practice to work at Catholic medical mission in a decaying hill station in northern India.

Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush - When the charismatic Douglas dies suddenly, college friends gather at his Hudson River estate as narrator Ned ponders what really bound them together.

Happy reading!

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