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  • The Thoughtbook of F. Scott FitzgeraldNew book shows F. Scott Fitzgerald's adolescent musings
    A new book published by the University of Minnesota Press reveals some of Fitzgerald's earliest writing. "The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald" is a memoir that Fitzgerald wrote when he was 14 years old and living in St. Paul.November 13, 2013
  • President Barack ObamaWith a little summer left, what's on your summer reading list?
    The president skipped his usual bookstore visit. It's not clear how much we should read into that.The Daily Circuit, August 19, 2013
  • A portion of the Minnesota literary mapMap showcases notable Minnesota authors
    Some of Minnesota's most notable authors are featured on a new map of the state that highlights its legacy of literature.August 5, 2013
  • Scrapbooks give peek inside Hemingway's early life
    Ernest Hemingway's mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, started a series of scrapbooks documenting the childhood of the future Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner by describing how the sun shone and robins sang on the day in July 1899 when he was born. Starting Sunday, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston will make the content of five Hemingway scrapbooks available online for the first time.July 21, 2013
  • Love's better in books: 5 romantic summer reads
    Author Eloisa James says she wouldn't re-live her teen years for $1 million. "The senior prom alone could keep me chatting with a psychiatrist for months," she writes. Yet she enjoys novels in which characters have suffered similar trauma. These five novels are perfect for reading on a beach, surrounded by friends, far from the horrors of the past.July 7, 2013
  • Book pick: 'What Doctors Feel'
    Kerri's book pick this week is "What Doctors Feel" by writer-physician Danielle Ofri.The Daily Circuit, July 1, 2013
  • Kluwe muses on life, the universe and 'Sparkleponies'
    The most successful punter the Minnesota Vikings ever had -- now signed to Oakland -- has more on his mind in a new book than just football, including bad drivers, the proper degree of pressure for a handshake, and same-sex marriage.June 23, 2013
  • Scheherazade: From storytelling 'slave' to 'first feminist'
    The stories of One Thousand and One Nights are among the world's most famous works of literature. Scheherazade and her stories have become a touchstone of Arab culture, passed down orally for centuries. Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh has just published a modern retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, a project that began when she adapted those stories for the stage.June 9, 2013
  • Wis. site features Laura Ingalls Wilder Weekends
    A Wisconsin historical site is getting set to honor author Laura Ingalls Wilder.June 9, 2013
  • Word of mouth sells at bookseller convention
    On one level, BookExpo is the standard noisy trade show. But the three-day convention also is a chance to witness and perpetuate the art of word of mouth, publishing's most mysterious and most durable path to success. "Buzz" was the currency at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and it appreciated in ways large and small.June 2, 2013
  • Short and sweet: Celebrating D.C.'s cherry blossoms with haiku
    The cherry blossoms are finally in bloom in Washington, D.C., and what better way to celebrate these beautiful Japanese gifts than with a haiku?April 13, 2013
  • 'More Than They Bargained For' examines Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10
    A new book covers the developments in Madison when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker passed Act 10, which curtailed almost all collective bargaining rights for public employees.March 28, 2013
  • Winona teen publishes 1st book -- in German
    Cadence Klemp, 17, has always enjoyed writing and recently self-published a 14-page children's book called "Schweinlein Geht Einkaufen" ("Piglet Goes Shopping").March 18, 2013
  • Poetry contest open to Minn. military kids
    Children of military families in Minnesota are being invited to enter Sen. Al Franken's second annual poetry contest.March 10, 2013
  • At 89, volunteer librarian loves doing her part
    At age 89, Ruth Boldan is still a volunteer librarian at the underheated, overstuffed 1890s schoolhouse that is now home to the Hazel Dell Library in Leader, Minn.March 9, 2013

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