Since becoming an unlikely millionaire and quitting the St. Paul Police Department, Rushmore McKenzie has been working as an unlicensed private investigator, basically doing favors for friends and people in need.
If Bees Are Few is an anthology of 2,500 years of poetry, from Sappho to Sherman Alexie, humming with bees. With an introduction from Bill McKibben.
Corinna Nicolaou presents 'A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam'
“Perfect for those looking to ground themselves in the overlapping but often contradictory morals of the world’s major religions, Nicolaou’s book vividly and respectfully unpacks the nature of spiritual practice.”
The Big Marsh, an environmental history told from a personal point of view, shows the enduring value of wild places and the importance of the fight to preserve them, both then and now.
A finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Award, Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow has sold nearly 70,000 copies in hardcover. The much-anticipated paperback edition comes with a new preface from Casey who continues to be an active participant in helping others heal through recovery. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow suggests that we have only two real choices in life.
"Our addiction to cell phones has made distracted driving a national epidemic. State patrol officers who deal with crashes every day see the phone as the new “open bottle” in the car that makes drivers impaired and dangerous...."
Told in reverse chronological order, levon a begins in cosmopolitan modern day Shanghai, China. A bloody disagreement at a posh wedding, and the complicated past of an uninvited guest are just the beginning (or the end) of an intricate tale of good, evil, purpose, regret, and lust that weaves backwards in time to reveal the truth, much like a memory plays out in our minds.
The SubText Book Club will be discussing Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard
"A staggering tale....Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."--Janet Maslin, Top 10 Recommendations for 2011
Join us for a discussion of former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's new memoir, Pothole Confidential.
For anyone interested in wildlife, birds, wilderness areas, parks, ecology, conservation, environmental literature, and ethics, the name Aldo Leopold is sure to pop up. Since first publication, Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire has remained the classic short, inspiring biography of Leopold--the perfect companion to reading his ever popular A Sand County Almanac.
A dead man on the floor of his office in Minneapolis won’t lead P.I. Sean Sean to journey to Yap Island to protect his new client. Bombs in lawyers’ cars only jostle him. This short investigator knows the value of research and asking questions in the right places. World War II, Asian diamonds and concrete in Des Moines combine to almost destroy a Minnesota family. In the end, Sean detects flaws in the plans and brings down a criminal enterprise.
After over a decade in prison, a young sculptor, Yuri Dilienko, returns to his old neighborhood in Cicero, Illinois. He finds the town stripped of so many places he used to know, while the town's familiar streets, bricks and steeples trigger memories of his traumatic youth.
Nuclear power has been a contentious issue in Japan since the 1950s, and in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, the conflict has only grown. Government agencies and the nuclear industry continue to push a nuclear agenda, while the mainstream media adheres to the official line that nuclear power is Japan's future.
In The King of Skid Row: John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis, author James Shiffer discusses how city blue laws drove the liquor trade and its customers—hard-drinking lumberjacks, pensioners, farmhands, and railroad workers—into the oldest quarter of Minneapolis.
Two fantastic local authors share their works and answer questions.
God must have created Sylvester Hobbs while nursing a hangover. Dangerous and ill-tempered, Sly quickly realizes that life as a gangster in 1928 Prohibition St. Paul isn't all speakeasies and hot-and-cold running molls....
Readers include: Carol Connolly, Mary Beth Yarrow, Jim Scheibel, Nick Hayes, Jim Lenfestey, and Phil Willkie. More readers TBA.
This event will be held at the University Club of St. Paul.
Frank White, Rita Moe and Margot Galt Fortunato present their books at SubText's annual preseason baseball reading.
Stitch and B!tch is a subversive, feminist craft and audio book club held at Subtext Books every second and fourth Sunday afternoon of the month.
With March's book selection, the Tremendous Tandem of Danny Klecko and Sue Zumberge tackle one of the most popular and heart wrenching novels in recent memory. Hanya Yanagihara is author of two books, PEOPLE IN THE TREES and A LITTLE LIFE.
Join us in celebrating the paperback release of this wonderful, beautiful book. The reading will be followed by a reception with food. drink and hands-on letter press printing at Hamilton Ink Spot around the corner at 375 Wabasha St. N in downtown Saint Paul.