Pioneer Press: 15 good reads for the grown-ups on your holiday gift list

By Mary Ann Grossmann
Pioneer Press

Laurentian Divide (Sarah Stonich)Finish the Thanksgiving leftovers, put away the good china and start thinking holiday gifts. For the adult readers on your list, here are 15 books by Minnesota writers published this year. All have been praised for good writing that combines exciting plots with interesting characters.

Set in the little town of Hatchet Inlet, where her popular novel “Vacationland” was set; a widower is about to marry a younger woman while his son struggles with alcoholism and the town is divided over use of the million-acre Reserve (fictional version of Boundary Waters Canoe Area).

Full list here.