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14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068
14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley, MN 55124
14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
7600 W. 150th Street, Apple Valley, MN 55124
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
1291 Promenade Place, Eagan, MN 55121
1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Daily Bread Books (5.9 miles)
9600 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Christine's Books (6.0 miles)
828 West County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55337
1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville, MN 55306
8098 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
118 E. Broadway, Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
5160 Center Court (Mall of America), Bloomington, MN 55425
20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044
8900 Portland Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420
508 3rd Street, Farmington, MN 55024
8801 Portland Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55420
8730 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
8800 Penn Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
13090 Alabama Avenue S., Savage, MN 55378
9700 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
7100 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
405 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055

Local events

Aug
1
BOWER: Éireann Lorsung, Katrina Vandenberg, and Ben Weaver
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
A midsummer night's dream of words and music, featuring Éireann Lorsung, Katrina Vandenberg, and Ben Weaver.

Éireann Lorsung is the author of Music For Landing Planes By (Milkweed, 2007), Her Book (Milkweed, 2013), and Sweetbriar (dancing girl press, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Burnside Review, Colorado Review, and Women's Studies Quarterly. She is now at work on a novel about archives and earthquakes, pieces of which can be found in Two Serious Ladies, DIAGRAM, Bluestem, and Mandala. She edits 111O and co-runs MIEL, a micropress (miel-books.com).

Katrina Vandenberg is the author of The Alphabet Not Unlike the World (2012) and Atlas: Poems (2004), both published by Milkweed Editions. With poet Todd Boss, she is the co-author of the chapbook On Marriage (Red Dragonfly Press). Her essays and poems have appeared in The American Scholar, Blackbird, Poetry Daily, The Southern Review, Orion, The Iowa Review, The Sun, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poets and Writers, Post Road, and other journals, as well as several anthologies, including Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry (Borealis). She is an Assistant Professor in the MFA and BFA Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University.

Ben Weaver is an American singer-songwriter. His albums include, "El Camino Blues," "Living in the Ground," which was recorded in one five-hour-session, "Hollerin' at a Woodpecker," which, released in 2002, was critically acclaimed in Britain and the United States, including being named No.3 Americana album of the year by Mojo magazine, "Stories Under Nails," and "Mirepoix and Smoke." He is also a poet and fiction writer whose short story, "Humanesque," was included in the 2009 anthology Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians, and whose poem "Devastations" won the 2009 What Light Grand Jury Prize. (The_Loft_Library)
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Aug
1
Get Pop-Cultured: Frozen Friday
Children's Event, Special Event, Teen Event Join us on Friday, August 1 from 3:00 and 7:00 pm for Frozen Friday: Cool Off With Olaf! A Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Event. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
2
WordSong with Florestan Recital Project
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, August 2 at 7pm
Join Co-founder and Artistic Director of WordSong Boston Howard Frazin along with the Florestan Recital Project (Alison d’Amato, piano & Aaron Engebreth, baritone) as they present the inaugural WordSong Twin Cities event as part of the Source Song Festival. An interactive song program, Alison and Aaron will present 5 songs by 5 composers on Langston Hughes’ “Harlem.” Complete with conversation between performers, composers, and audience, you won’t want to miss this engaging event!

WordSong believes that contemporary American society has lost the connection to artistic experience as an effective means of personal and social reflection. Composers today have, in large part, failed to engage listeners in an appealing and thought-provoking way; they have traveled down wonderful yet often very foreign roads of musical expression and simply expected audiences to follow without question. As a result, new music is often simply played at the audience, when it needs to be presented with the audience as an active participant. WordSong will help begin to bring about this change.

WordSong is a new concert format in which one text is presented in multiple, newly composed settings and is the focus of directed conversation among composers, performers, and audiences. WordSong’s goal is to reconnect musicians and listeners through shared, active artistic experiences. It is a public conversation about intuitive musical understanding.

Composer Howard Frazin is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of WordSong. He teaches composition at the New England Conservatory of Music where he is also the director of the CPR Composer- Performer-Repertory Ensemble. He recently served as the Boston Classical Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence at the Boston Arts Academy. His music has been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad, including festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Banff, Rockport, Monadnock, Bowdoin, and Yellow Barn. Recent commissions include those from Triple Helix, A Far Cry, the Claremont Trio, the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Fromm Foundation, World-wide Concurrent Premieres, the PALS Children’s Chorus, and Andover Chamber Players. The Claremont Trio’s premiere of Mr. Frazin’s piano trio on Dallas Chamber Music’s concert series was praised by the Dallas Morning News as “... a genuinely touching triptych, which wastes not a note,” and the performance made Scott Cantrell’s Top 10 Performances list for 2010. Mr. Frazin’s work is published by Peters Editions.

Pianist Alison d'Amato is a dynamic and versatile musician, committed to performing and teaching in the full spectrum of solo and chamber music genres. A member of several pioneering organizations, she is Artistic Co-Director of Florestan Recital Project and Founding Faculty Artist of the Vancouver International Song Institute (www.songinstitute.ca). In 2011, she joined the faculty at Eastman School of Music as Assistant Professor of Vocal Coaching. Alison enjoys a variety of interdisciplinary projects that energize the relationships and communication inherent in music. She is a Program Director of Art Song Lab (www.artsonglab.com), an intensive workshop that presents new works in collaboration with composers, poets, and performers. In addition to traditional masterclasses in collaborative repertoire, Alison has shared classes with musicologists, English professors, singers, and instrumentalist partners. She has performed at venues across North America, including Boston’s Jordan and Symphony Halls and New York’s Weill Recital Hall. www.alisondamato.com.

Acclaimed for his “exemplary diction and rich baritone voice,” baritone Aaron Engebreth enjoys an active solo career in opera, oratorio and recital, and devotes considerable time to the performance of new music. Featured in performances from Sapporo Japan's Kitara Hall and Boston's Symphony Hall to Le Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Washington's Kennedy Center and the AmBul festival of Sofia, Bulgaria, he has been a guest of the Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Monadnock Music Festivals, as well as many symphony orchestas, among them Portland, San Diego, Virginia and Charlotte. As a recording artist, he is featured on two operatic recordings with the Boston Early Music Festival and Radio Bremen, each nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Operatic Recording. His 2013/14 season's performances include concerts with Newport Chamber Festival, Radius Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, his debut at Carnegie Hall, and guest vocal recitals at Minneapolis' Antonello Hall and the University of Wisconsin. (The_Loft_Library)
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Aug
3
J. S. LarsenKing Solomon's Unemployed Book Club
King Solomon's Unemployed Book Club by J. S. Larsen

Author Signing Meet J.S. Larsen, author of King Solomon's Unemployed Book Club, an inspiring story of turning tragedy into triumph through the simple act of acceptance. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
4
Storytime with Mama Ray 8/4
Moon Palace Books, Monday, August 4 at 11am
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime

Keep your Monday morning blues at bay with Moon Palace Books' Children's Storytime, featuring local writer and Longfellow resident, Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel).

All kids (especially those under five), and their favorite adults are welcome for a themed reading and sing-along.

August 4th at 11am “Counting on The Farm" 612-454-0455

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Deborah Harkness
Macalester College, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
Aug
7
Rebecca Makkai
Common Good Books, Thursday, August 7 at unknown time
Rebecca Makkai, The Hundred-Year House

bookstore. author event.

http://www.commongoodbooks.com (added from Penguin)
Aug
11
Lev Grossman
Ramsey County Library - Roseville Branch, Monday, August 11 at unknown time
Aug
11
Lit Up Late: Midnight Release of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Moon Palace Books, Monday, August 11 at 11:30pm
Join us at 11:30pm on Monday, August 11 at Common Good Books (38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105), to celebrate the release of Haruki Murakami's latest novel, Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage, the first installment of the "Lit Up Late" midnight release series. Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan. It tells the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages. What is Lit Up Late? Lit Up Late is a mini-series of three late-night literary events in August and September. Mingle with your fellow book lovers, enjoy some music and food, and get your books while the rest of the world is asleep at the switch. - 11:30pm, Monday, August 11, at Common Good Books (38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105; 651/225-8989) - Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - 11:30pm, Monday, September 1, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers - The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - 11:30pm, Monday, September 15, at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406; 612/454-0455) - Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle Punches and Prizes Each late night event will feature fun and frivolity, but the truly dedicated have a shot at a very grand prize. Get your Lit Up Late punch card at any of the three participating bookstores. When you buy the featured book at midnight, you get a punch. Attend all three events and buy all three books, and you’re eligible to win our grand prize. One lucky winner will receive a free night at the St. Paul Hotel, to get away from it all and read in luxury. (Winners must be present at Moon Palace to win.) About the Books Colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan. It tells the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages. David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clock, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.” John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. His audacious and gripping debut novel Wolf in White Van is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Daniel Handler calls it “quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head”

Location: Street: 38 S Snelling Ave Additional: City: St. Paul, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55105 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
15
Janet Burroway Reading
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, August 15 at 7pm
Losing Tim is a memoir by a mother about a soldier son who killed himself. It’s not an easy read. But it’s a beautiful one. Burroway, a National Book Award nominee, welcomes readers to grieve along with her, while also providing a lens into how soldiers, and military contractors, like her son, are changed by their combat experiences. Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, a highly acclaimed volume on PTSD, and a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, comments in the foreword, ”To me, the pain recalls Homer’s Iliad, in which, as James Tatum puts it in The Mourner’s Song, ‘the beauty of the poetry is in the killing.”’

Janet Burroway is the author of eight novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance, and children’s books. She was nominated for the National Book Award in 1977 for her novel Raw Silk. Her Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and her multigenre Imaginative Writing is out in a third edition. Her most recent novel is Bridge of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), and her play Medea with Child was produced in 2010 by Sideshow Theatre Company in Chicago. She is at work on a musical adaptation of Barry Unsworth’s novel Morality Play with composer Matthew M. Kiedrowski. She is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University. Her most recent book is Losing Tim, a memoir about her son, a private contractor in the Iraq War. (The_Loft_Library)
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Aug
18
Storytime with Mama Ray 8/18
Moon Palace Books, Monday, August 18 at 11am
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime

Keep your Monday morning blues at bay with Moon Palace Books' Children's Storytime, featuring local writer and Longfellow resident, Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel).

All kids (especially those under five), and their favorite adults are welcome for a themed reading and sing-along.

August 18th at 11am “A Cat, A Dog, and a Moose?!?" 612-454-0455

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
19
William Kent Krueger
Once Upon a Crime, Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
20
William Kent Krueger
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Wednesday, August 20 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
21
PJ Party on the Trolley! Thursday, August 21st at 6PM & 7PM
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers, Thursday, August 21 at 6pm
Get on board and celebrate summer with another PJ Party on the Trolley! Put on your PJ's and come party with our special guest author Stephen Shaskan on Thursday, August 21st at 6PM & 7PM. (We're starting a ittle earlier this year to accomodate kiddie bedtimes.) See below for how to get tickets to this awesome event. Here's the rundown: 1. You show up at the trolley station in your pajamas. (It is a PJ Party, after all.) 2. You are served cookies and milk on the station platform. Yum! 3. All aboard the trolley! 4. After a fun ride, we stop in a quiet spot. While still on the trolley, our guest author reads some favorite bedtime stories. 5. More trolley riding back to the station! How to Get Tickets: Tickets are $5, and this year, we're doing a lottery! The lottery will be open from Friday, August 1st at 10AM through Wednesday, August 6th at 8PM. Visit here again during that time to put your name in the hat. We'll also send an email reminder with links to the lottery on Friday, August 1st, so sign up for our email list below to make sure you don't forget to register. On Friday, August 8th we'll notify the winners. Winners will have until Tuesday, August 12th at 5PM to pick up and pay for tickets. After that, we'll draw from the hat again for any unclaimed tickets. Tickets are $5 each and must be paid for with cash or check made out to the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. You will need tickets for adults and children over one year. You can register for a maximum of 5 tickets. Join Our Email List 100% of ticket sales go to the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, a Non-Profit organization. Find them at www.trolleyride.org Remember, if you don't get tickets this time, there are two more PJ Parties this summer. You can also ride the trolley anytime for just $2.

Location: Street: 2720 West 43rd St. City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55410-1643 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
23
Planet of the Apes - Trylon Book Club
Moon Palace Books, Saturday, August 23 at 10am
For the next installment of the Trylon Book Club, we present Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Planet of the Apes, followed by a special Saturday morning screening of the 1968 mind-bender with Charlton Heston. We’ll follow the screening with a spirited, ape-like discussion of novel and film at the bookstore. Like Dr. Zaius would want.

Moon Palace Books has copies of Planet of the Apes available now. Planet of the Apes will also screen the weekend of August 22-24 at the Trylon.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be regular admission for the Saturday morning book club screening of Planet of the Apes. However, with a Moon Palace receipt for the book, you can get in for five dollars!

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
24
The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories - Wild Read Book Club
Moon Palace Books, Sunday, August 24 at 2pm
Welcome to Wild Read! Inspired by the writing of Octavia Butler, our speculative fiction book club reads and discusses books imagining a range of possible futures and parallel presents from diverse cultural perspectives. Drawing upon different experiences of the present and different understandings of the past Wild Read book selections use adventurous plots and unreal settings to explore very real themes like race, gender, spirituality, science, mythology and power.

Join us Sunday, August 24th at 2pm for a discussion of Vandana Singh's The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories.

All are welcome but please RSVP at our store, Facebook, by phone (612-454-0455) or by email (info@moonpalacebooks.com) and we'll set up a chair for you.

Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books and get 20% off.

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
28
William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
29
William Kent Krueger
Lake Country Booksellers, Friday, August 29 at 09:30am
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
30
The Long Way Home
Common Good Books, Saturday, August 30 at 2pm
Meet New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny as she reads from her mystery novel The Long Way Home, from the Chief Inspector Gamache series. (added from Macmillan)
Sep
1
Lit Up Late: Midnight Release of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Moon Palace Books, Monday, September 1 at 11:30pm
Join us at 11:30pm on Monday, September 1 at Magers & Quinn Booksellers to celebrate the release of David Mitchell's latest novel, The bone clocks, installment two of the "Lit Up Late" midnight release series. David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The bone clocks, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.” What is Lit Up Late? Lit Up Late is a mini-series of three late-night literary events in August and September. Mingle with your fellow book lovers, enjoy some music and food, and get your books while the rest of the world is asleep at the switch. - 11:30pm, Monday, August 11, at Common Good Books (38 S Snelling Ave, St Paul MN 55105; 651/225-8989) - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - 11:30pm, Monday, September 1, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612/822-4611) - The bone clocks by David Mitchell - 11:30pm, Monday, September 15, at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406; 612/454-0455) - Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle Punches and Prizes Each late night event will feature fun and frivolity, but the truly dedicated have a shot at a very grand prize. Get your Lit Up Late punch card at any of the three participating bookstores. When you buy the featured book at midnight, you get a punch. Attend all three events and buy all three books, and you’re eligible to win our grand prize. One lucky winner will receive a free night at the St. Paul Hotel, to get away from it all and read in luxury. (Winners must be present at Moon Palace to win.) Don't miss the final Lit Up Late midnight release on Monday, September 15 at 11:30 pm at Moon Palace Books! About the Books Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan. It tells the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages. David Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clock, is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer the Washington Post calls “the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction.” John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats; he is widely considered one of the best lyricists of his generation. His audacious and gripping debut novel Wolf in White Van is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. Daniel Handler calls it “quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head”

Location: Street: 3038 Hennepin Ave S Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55408 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
2
William Kent Krueger
The BookCase, Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
8
William Kent Krueger
Micawber's Books, Monday, September 8 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
10
William Kent Krueger
Excelsior Bay Books, Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
11
Mary Gordon
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Mary Gordon (Circling My Mother, Final Payments, Joan of Arc, Pearl, Reading Jesus, The company of women, The Love of My Youth, The Shadow Man, The Stories of Mary Gordon, The Liar's Wife, The Woman Warrior, China Men)

Mary Gordon's most recent work is The Liar's Wife, a collection of four novellas, published by Pantheon in August 2014. She is the author of six novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received numerous other honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader′s Digest Writers′ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
11
Jim Moore Graywolf Publication Launch
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Underground: New and Selected Poems is the long overdue career retrospective of Jim Moore, a poet of great depth and generosity who has steadily been building a devoted following over the course of three decades and seven books. This definitive volume gathers the best of his previous work as well as twenty new poems that showcase a poet whose work should appeal to fans of Mary Oliver and Billy Collins. In poems that are frank and accessible, Moore is a generous and keen observer of the world and people around him, one who, like the best of friends, is not afraid to risk sentimentality to get at deeper emotional truths that lie beneath the surface of daily life.

Praise for Jim Moore:

“Jim Moore writes of history, of love, of pain, of the intimate revelations of a consciousness alive to itself.”—C. K. Williams

“Jim Moore’s poems are an artful amalgam of humor and fierce attention, suffused by a passion for ancient Asian poetry. Like his sage poet-teachers he grasps the quiet power of white space, knowing that what is unsaid is often just as crucial as what is.”—The New York Times

“I have loved Jim Moore’s brief ‘invisible strings’ since I first stumbled into a few in a magazine. They are chips of reality, obsidian flakes of the heart and mind.”—Jane Hirshfield, Ploughshares

“The moods Moore evokes include wistfulness, of course, and the deeper, more poignant ones of love and grief. . . . The experiences giving rise to the poems are the poet’s, and there’s no need to think the poet isn’t Moore, whose art consists of successfully making himself and the reader identical, so that this book will be turned to, by those to and for whom it speaks, again and again and again.”—Booklist, starred review

“Moore can write tantalizingly about the hidden code of the domestic ritual.”—The Rumpus

Jim Moore is the author of seven books of poetry, including Invisible Strings and Lightning at Dinner. His poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, The Nation, and The Paris Review. He is married to renowned photographer JoAnn Verburg, and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Spoleto, Italy. (The_Loft_Library)
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