The staff at the Star Tribune do all the heavy lifting in arts coverage today…featuring some fine book reviews for those who have resolved to read more. Enjoy!
“Merit Badges” is set in a town where even the ordinary becomes intriguing.
- Emily Carter, Star Tribune
Nine new stories by Irish fiction writer Colm Toibin.
- Claude Peck, Star Tribune
The world of Julia Stuart’s latest novel is one of whimsical characters muddling through vaguely improbable situations.
- Emily H. Freeman, Star Tribune
Back in her childhood home after years abroad, a woman discovers mysteries around her father’s death.
- Katherine Bailey, Star Tribune
A Polish villager recalls his life, good and bad.
- Michele Filgate, Star Tribune
A cross-country search for meaning in the homes of famous writers.
- Peter Geye, Special to the Star Tribune
We asked Star Tribune critics to share the single biggest thing that’s revving them up for the new year.
- Star Tribune staff
In this year’s Out There, the Walker offers a whistle-stop tour of European experimental theater.
- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune