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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.

James Eli Shiffer raises the ghosts of downtown Minneapolis in 'The King of Skid Row'

While the 1950s are frequently held up as a time when America was great, thousands of men were left out of the postwar suburban dream. Shiffer describes these forgotten legions.