“October Fest” Perfect For The Season

The East Coast has author Janet Evanovich and her snappy fictional sleuth, Stephanie Plum. Minnesota can now claim author Jess Lourey and her witty librarian/reporter, Mira James who stars in the Murder-by-Month series which started with “May Day,” “June Bug” and “Knee High by the Fourth of July.” In her latest adventure in “October Fest,” Mira is covering a…
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And Next Up…

Just a coincidence — really. Amazon sent me an offer to buy a book for my Kindle for $1.99. And it just happened to be “October Fest” by Jess Lourey, an author from Minnesota who writes about one of my favorite places in the Lakes area — Battle Lake. Lourey has been doing a Mystery-by-Month…
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Thrills, Chills And Romance Fill “Truitt’s Fix”

I’m not a huge fan of science fiction, and I can’t say I’ve read a lot of it, but I do recognize a good story well told. Rex “Skip” Evans Wood of Moorhead combines suspense, conspiracy, time travel and a little romance in “Truitt’s Fix.” Dan Truitt is a microbiologist who is saved from drowning…
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“Words Made Fresh” Not For The Novice

Larry Woiwode’s newest book, “Words Made Fresh,” should come with a suggested reading list: anything by John Updike, anything by John Gardner and everything by Wendell Berry. That should keep you busy for a while. The other prerequisite would be a bachelor’s degree in English, perhaps a master’s degree in divinity, and a Ph.D. in…
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What’s On Tap?

I’m reading a book by a local author — heck, a local celebrity if having a title makes it so. Larry Woiwode is the poet laureate of North Dakota, so I’m feeling some pressure to get it right. His latest book is, “Words Made Fresh,” basically a collection of essays that’s he’s rehashed and republished.…
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