Oct 30, 2012
Wondering what books were in the local newspapers this weekend? Wonder no more!
The Star Tribune featured an article about Erin Morgenstern and her book The Night Circus as part of the Talking Volumes series. Other titles mentioned in the Variety section include Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young and Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn.
In the Books section proper, books reviewed include Astray, a short story collection by Emma Donoghue; Butter, a novel set in Minnesota in the 1970s by Anne Panning, and A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. On the nonfiction side, titles included Elsewhere: A Memoir by Richard Russo and One for the Books by Joe Queenan, an ode to books and reading. And on the children's side, the fantasy novel called Hollow Earth written by John Barrowman (you may remember him as Captain Jack Harkness on Torchwood) and Carole B. Barrowman (his sister), who will be appearing at the Red Balloon bookstore on November 3rd.
And in the Pioneer Press, Minnesota writers got the spotlight, including Capitol Hell by Jayne J. Jones and Alicia M. Long, The Hero of Blind Pig Island and Other Island Stories by Jimmy Hoffman, The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson, Death on Cache Lake by Dan Woll and John W. Lyon, Home Sweet Murder by Theresa M. Jarvela, and Finders Keepers by David Housewright. Also mentioned was Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History, 1940-2012 by Steve Glischinski.