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Books in the News - 11/17/13

Bridget Jones: Mad About the BoyFor your mid-November book info needs, here's the story on the books reviewed in the local papers this Sunday.

In the Saint Paul Pioneer Press Books section were a number of titles with local connections, including:

Baby Talk: Reflections on a Blessed Event by Tom Hegg

The Steeple by Warren Hanson

True Colors by Jodi Hills

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding - Londonite Bridget Jones faces the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.

The Gods of GuiltAnd at the Minneapolis Star Tribune Books section:

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly - Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.  Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.

A few new poetry collections, including Excavation by Janet Jerve, Adventures in the Lost Interiors of America by William D. Waltz, and Tin Flag: New and Selected Prose Poems by Louis Jenkins.The Isle of Youth

The Isle of Youth: Stories by Laura van den Berg - From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case in South Florida, to a teenager who assists her magician mother and steals from the audience, the characters in these bewitching stories are at once vulnerable and dangerous, bighearted and ruthless, and they will do what it takes to survive.

The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron - A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest-- and most acute-- writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years

A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett - The spectacularly dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her to the world's most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity--a beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and grace.

Happy reading!

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