Books in the News - 7/29/12

Here's what books appeared in our local newspapers over the weekend!

In the Pioneer Press, it was a festival of local mystery authors as the mother and daughter who write as P.J. Tracy were profiled, along with their new book, Off the Grid

Julie Kramer's Riley Spartz mystery, Shunning Sarah, was also highlighted, along with her busy August bookstore tour schedule.

Over at the Star Tribune, some of the fiction books profiled include Juliet in August by Dianne Warren, a debut novel set in Saskatchewan, The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari, and You & Me by Padgett Powell, as well as a translated French novel by Andrei Makine called The Life of an Unknown Man

Short story collections include the spooky Windeye by Brian Evenson and West-set Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins.  The sole nonfiction selection profiled this week is  Where They Stand by Robert W. Merry, subtitled The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians.


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