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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Literary Calendar: 7 Events for the Week of July 17

Jeffrey Bold: Signs copies of his new novel “Blue Lake”. 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., . Minneapolis.

David Santos Donaldson: Patrick discusses “Greenland: A Novel” with Nathan. Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Virtual Event, presented by Magers & Quinn. Register at magersandquinn.com.

Jefferson Morley: Presents “Dance of the Scorpion: The President, Spymaster, and Watergate.” Self Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Sarah Nelson: Minnesota signed copies of its new children’s picture book, “A Park Connects Us,” an ode to local parks and how they’ve become beacons for interracial entertainment. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

Erica Sanchez: The award-winning poet, novelist, and essayist (“I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”) discusses her new memoir, “Crying in the Bathroom,” about the daughter of Mexican immigrants growing up in Chicago in the 1990s. Virtual event at 7 pm. Presented by Magers & Quinn on Thursday, July 21. Register at magersandquinn.com.

Try the grand opening: Strive Publishing Book Store at IDS Centre, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis, will hold the grand opening Wednesday, July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will mark the start of the store’s summer writers series with a visit from Anthony Walsh, author of the children’s book “Hockey is for Everyone.” The summer series will feature children’s book authors every other Saturday at 11 a.m., and adult-style authors every other Wednesday at 5 p.m. starting August 3. Addressing the underrepresentation of black authors in children’s books and book publishing.

Sherry Walling: Minnesota introduces “Touching to Worlds: A Guide for Finding Hope in the Landscape of Loss,” a memoir and guide to help people grieve better. Walling, a trauma psychologist, believes that most people are not good at grieving, burying a loved one on Saturday, and going back to work on Tuesday. And we deny grief that does not involve death, such as job loss, divorce, and other life changes. We must learn to integrate grief, she says. Her topics include parenting and grief, the neurological benefits of movement (and why she joined the circus), how to cry in public, and identifying and reducing triggers. Walling Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., will read and sign books in Minneapolis and host a book launch party on Thursday, August 4 at 4 p.m. at The Coven, 2429 Nicollet Ave. ., Minneapolis.

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William Kent Krueger and his wife Diane work on a New York Times crossword puzzle on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)

“Iron Lake” The summer is titled for William Kent Kruger’s first thriller, featuring Cork O’Connor One book, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans to come together to read a common title and enjoy, reflect, and discuss virtually. From now until September 4, Minnesotans are invited to read the featured book and will have access to reading guides and virtual book club discussions through local libraries. Readers can access eBooks and audiobooks for free on EBooks Minnesota for eight weeks and will need to create an account to access the free content. Apart from digital formats, the hard copy of the book will be available through public libraries and independent bookstores across the state.

“Iron Lake,” published in 1998, introduced O’Connor, a former sheriff in the northern Minnesota city of Aurora. it won Minnesota Book Award And Mystery Writers of America Anthony Award for Best First Novel. The St. Paul author will have a virtual discussion with Grand Master Ellen Hart on August 11th at 7pm. For information visit thefriends.org/onebook. It is a program of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library which is acting as the Minnesota Center for the Book.

Moving forward 34 years to the present, Krueger’s 19th O’Connor adventure, “Fox Creek,” Will be published on 23 August. The website is on the Novel Suspects Summer Reading List and has been given an starred review by Publishers Weekly. about this Henri MelouxAncient Ojibwe physician who takes two women to the BWCA to escape danger and O’Connor must find out who is threatening one of the women and where the wise elders have disappeared into the woods.

“On the Left Bank” A new Socialist zine was launched at the East Side Freedom Library earlier this month. This left-wing magazine is published by St. Paulit. david acso, who lives in West Said and works as a tenant organizer working on Housing Justice on the East Side. The publication is accepting submissions for the next volume at leftbankmag@proton.me. They are also inviting local left-wing writers to join the editorial board to support the project.

More good news: “The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich Available in paperback from Harper Perennials. Part ghost story, part love story to books and bookstores, it is based on real life in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

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