Felon-turned-lawyer/poet Reginald Dwayne Betts kicks off a Talking Volumes series about race.
FICTION: "The Seed Keeper" traverses the decades to tell the story of a Dakota family confronting oppression and preserving their heritage.
NONFICTION: A look back at the filming of Joel and Ethan Coen's classic movie "Fargo."
A poem by Reginald Dwayne Betts:At two a.m., without enough spiritsspilling into my liver to knowto keep my mouth shut, my youngestlearned of years I…
FICTION: A woman grapples with the aftermath of a miscarriage in this debut novel by a St. Paul writer.
FICTION: A painful history between whites and Natives underscores the rivalry at the heart of this debut novel.
FICTION: Facing devastation a small African village seeks revenge and retribution.
"Pianos and Flowers," by Alexander McCall SmithEvery picture tells a story, right? So when the Times of London asked Alexander McCall Smith to write…
"The Four Winds" tops nonfiction bestseller list.
FICTION: A North Dakota man meets a terrible death in a Florida labor camp.
Novels tackle German resistance, Black super heroes and child soldiers.
The Growing SeasonBy Sarah Frey. (Ballantine Books, 251 pages, $27.)Sarah Frey describes her inspiring climb from "brutally" impoverished Illinois farm girl to agribusiness titan in…
Mike Wohnoutka and David LaRochelle are this year's Geisel Award winners.
FICTION: An openhanded, character-driven consideration of family ties and structural racism.
FICTION: A nameless narrator haunts, and is haunted by, Paris.
FICTION: A solar-powered robot is groomed to replace a dying child in this dystopian novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.
NONFICTION: A companion book to the PBS series "The Black Church" chronicles the intricate history of an institution at the heart of the American Experiment.