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Amy Goetzman

In Books, Amy Goetzman covers the Twin Cities literary scene through reviews of new books, Q&As with Minnesota authors and visiting writers, and items about writing and book-related events. Her articles appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Books also features occasional articles from The Christian Science Monitor.

J. Ryan Stradal deconstructs Midwestern cuisine in his food-loving, anti-foodie novel

Eva Thorvald, the central character of his novel, has a “once in a lifetime palate.” She cooks food so exquisite people that people weep over their plates.