“What they’re reading” appears as an occasional series in MinnPost’s Book Club Club section. We’re asking well-known and not-so-well-known Minnesotans to tell us about the books they’re reading and recommending to others — and why.
From MinnPost editor Joel Kramer:
“I just read ‘The Imperfectionists,’ a strikingly well-written debut novel about some of the people who worked for an English-language newspaper in Rome. It’s structured as a series of short stories about individual characters, ranging from an obit writer to the chief financial officer (nicknamed Accounts Payable by the journalists), whose lives intertwine as the tales unfold.
“I recommend anything by David McCullough — his John Adams biography, especially.”
Gin Kujawa, MinnPost office manager, just started reading ‘Every Last One’ by Anna Quindlen. “I have read just about everything she has written and have never been disappointed. She is a great storyteller.
“The last two books I read were ‘The Clinton Tapes’ by Taylor Branch. Definitely a much easier read than Clinton’s autobiography. I also read ‘Black Widow’ by Randy Wayne White. I am a big groupie of his character Doc Ford.
“What book do I always recommend? ‘River Horse’ by William Least Heat-Moon. A great book about a journey across America. It is absolutely riveting.”