Literature

Reeling: A Novel Reeling A Novel Sarah Stonich 2021 Fall
RayAnne’s next adventure takes our intrepid heroine, haunted by her beloved grandmother’s death, to New Zealand to film a new season of her all-women fishing talk show
Grandmother’s Pigeon Grandmother’s Pigeon Louise Erdrich 2021 Fall
A grandmother’s sudden departure leaves her family with an even more puzzling, and wondrous, surprise in this enchanting story from the National Book Award–winning author—at last back in print
Days Like Smoke: A Minnesota Boyhood Days Like Smoke A Minnesota Boyhood Jon Hassler 2021 Fall
The memoir of a small-town childhood by one of Minnesota’s favorite writers, now published for the first time
Brave Enough Brave Enough Jessie Diggins 2021 Fall
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter
The Streel: A Deadwood Mystery The Streel A Deadwood Mystery Mary Logue 2021 Fall
From “the reigning royalty of Minnesota murder mysteries” (The Rake) comes a striking new heroine: a young Irish immigrant caught up in a deadly plot in nineteenth-century Deadwood
Ambivalent Childhoods: Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child Ambivalent Childhoods Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child Jacob Breslow 2021 Spring
Explores childhood in relation to blackness, transfeminism, queerness, and deportability to interrogate what “the child” makes possible
Skiing into the Bright Open: My Solo Journey to the South Pole Skiing into the Bright Open My Solo Journey to the South Pole Liv Arnesen 2021 Spring
The first woman to ski solo to the South Pole tells the story of what it took to get there
Letters from Tove Letters from Tove Tove Jansson 2021 Fall
A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins
Outward: Adrienne Rich’s Expanding Solitudes Outward Adrienne Rich’s Expanding Solitudes Ed Pavlić 2021 Spring
The first scholarly study of Adrienne Rich’s full career examines the poet through her developing approach to the transformative potential of relationships
Solo Viola: A Post-Exotic Novel Solo Viola A Post-Exotic Novel Antoine Volodine 2021 Spring
A harrowing early novel by one of France’s most unusual contemporary writers
Yang Warriors Yang Warriors Kao Kalia Yang 2021 Spring
Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee camp
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption Outsiders Within Writing on Transracial Adoption Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin, Editors 2020 Fall
Confronting trauma behind the transnational adoption system—now back in print
Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Training for Catastrophe Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Lindsay Thomas 2021 Spring
A timely, politically savvy examination of how impossible disasters shape the very real possibilities of our world
Lost Souls Lost Souls Honoré de Balzac 2020 Fall
The first new translation of Balzac’s 1847 novel Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes in half a century, fully annotated and with an extensive introduction
Contingent Figure: Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Contingent Figure Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Michael D. Snediker 2021 Spring
A masterful synthesis of literary readings and poetic reflections, making profound contributions to our understanding of chronic pain