An excerpt from the new book “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale,” by journalist Adam Minter.
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.
Moby Dick’s was a bar “that folks visited just to say they’d been there.” An excerpt from the forthcoming book, “Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities,” by Bill Lindeke and Andy Sturdevant.
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Mai Neng Moua describes life as an American Hmong as like having a split personality, and says her generation struggles with this duality.
In Millett’s latest, Holmes investigates a series of murders that may have begun in Munich with a mastermind who eluded him more than 20 years earlier.
“We pay attention to the concentration camps, but we forget that it started with hatred, and with a big lie and the creation of alternative facts,” said author Fred Amram.
In Ted Roosevelt Jr., Brady found an adventuresome, fun-loving and deeply principled man who contributed to his country through public and military service.
“They woke me from a dead sleep and I was only partially comprehending what they were saying. The whole committee was there …,” Barnhill said.
“Canoes: A Natural History in North America” follows the development of the canoe from its early dugout and birch bark construction to today’s high-tech models.
His memoir, “School House: Lessons on Love and Landscape,” is a coming-of-age tale in which personal growth is achieved largely by retreating from the world.
During McMahon’s research journey, he interviewed dozens of autoworkers and their descendants from every era of the St. Paul plant’s history.
Ojakangas’ first cookbook, “The Finnish Cookbook,” was published in 1964 and remains in print today.
“I have written this book from the perspective of someone inside a small rural town looking out, but I could only do it the way I have because I’ve been living outside of it for almost 20 years,” said Ash.
“I wanted to write a fast-paced, exciting thriller with strong, complex, intelligent female characters,” said author Jess Lourey.
“I wanted people to experience what I experienced, going through all the boxes and being overwhelmed,” said writer Danny Sigelman. “People are like, ‘Who’s in the book?’ I’m like, ‘Everybody.’ ”
In Geye’s latest novel a father and son head deep into the woods for a long season of winter camping — but the weather is the least of their worries.
In “Amateurs,” a loosely knit group of 30-something friends fret about relationships, trying to make a mark in the world and wondering what to do next.
“Science has a huge PR problem,” said author Shawn Otto. “We need to re-educate the public and the media about science in order to solve most of the problems we will face in the near future.”
“I have been aware of the plight of the bees for a long time, and I wanted to do something to help — what little help it can be — through the arts,” said the book’s editor, James Lenfestey.
Bures explores the connection between culture and mental health, centering on a global phenomenon in which men believe their penises have been stolen.