May 29, 2013
Were you too busy enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend to check out the books mentioned in our local papers? We're here to help!
At the Pioneer Press , you'll note that the literary calendar prominently features an event at your very own Ramsey County Library! Join us at Roseville Library on June 3rd at 7:00 p.m for Gun Violence and the Glock: An Evening With Paul Barrett . This is a national author appearance by Paul Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America's Gun . No issue is more controversial than gun control and no writer is better equipped to discuss it than Barrett. Save this evening for an insightful and memorable discussion on one of America’s permanent hot topics!
Also written about in the Pioneer Press was:
The Peripatetic Coffin by Ethan Rutherford - The stories in this collection from Ethan Rutherford map the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.
Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen - In his moving debut poetry collection, Matt Rasmussen faces the tragedy of his brother's suicide, refusing to focus on the expected pathos, blurring the edge between grief and humor.
A Conspiracy of Faith  by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Danish crime writer Adler-Olsen returns with the third thriller in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Morck has received a bottle that holds an old and decayed message written in blood. It's a cry for help.
At the Star Tribune Books  section, we have:
Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal  by Jon Weiderhorn - Louder Than Hell is the definitive look behind the curtain at one of our most dynamic and enduring musical genres. To paraphrase Spinal Tap, how much more metal can you get? None, none more metal.
The Other Typist  by Suzanne Rindell - Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer and her world of bobbed hair, smoking and speakeasies.
Transatlantic  by Colum McCann - McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.
The Last of the Doughboys  by Richard Rubin - A decade-long odyssey to recover the story of a forgotten generation and their Great War led Rubin across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, and battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. But at the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met.
You Are One of Them  by Elliott Holt - A taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Holt illuminates the long lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.
Long Live the King  by Fay Weldon - A second installment in the trilogy by the award-winning author of the original Upstairs Downstairs follows the restoration of the Dilberne fortune and manor at the turn of the 20th century, when Lord Robert and Lady Isobel assist coronation plans for Edward VII, anticipate the birth of a grandchild and debate the future of an orphaned niece.
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy  by Peter Carlson - Albert Richardson and Junius Browne, two correspondents for the New York Tribune, were captured at the Battle of Vicksburg and spent 20 months in horrific prisons before escaping. Their amazing, long-forgotten odyssey is one of the great escape stories in American history.
The Son  by Philipp Meyer - Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim