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Books in the News - 3/10/13

The StorytellerAs you turned back your clocks this weekend, let us save you a little time by helping you with your spring reading list!  Check out these books profiled in our local newspapers!

From the Pioneer Press:

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - Becoming friends with Josef Weber, an old man who is particularly loved in her community, Sage Singer is shocked when one day he asks her to kill him and reveals why he deserves to die, causing her to question her beliefs.

Night Moves by Randy Wayne White - Unsure if he or his friend Tomlinson was the target of a recent murder attempt, Doc Ford continues investigating a near-poisoning, a plane crash, and an explosion off Sanibel Island.

In the Star Tribune Books section:The Girls of Atomic City

The Ordinary Acrobat: A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present by Duncan Wall -The extraordinary story of a young man’s plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus—taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France’s most prestigious circus school.

Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich - Turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself.

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan - Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, but were kept very much in the dark about the true nature of the tasks they performed each day.A Little Folly

Middle C by William H. Gass - Gass’s new novel moves from World War II Europe to a small town in postwar Ohio. In a series of variations, Gass gives us a mosaic of a life.

River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa by Ben Miller - From a striking talent with keen powers of observation comes this evocation of an eccentric family’s tangled connections.

A Little Folly by Jude Morgan - A witty and romantic novel of Regency love, family and appalling scandal, from a latter-day Jane Austen.

Happy spring reading!


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