Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

AMY THIELEN is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table and the host of Heartland Table on Food Network. A former New York City line cook, she now speaks and writes about home cooking for radio, television, and magazines, including Saveur, where she’s a contributing editor. She lives with her husband, visual artist Aaron Spangler, their son, his dog, and a bunch of chickens, in rural Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Bookseller Recommendations: 😈 Halloween Edition! 🎃

We are feeling the Halloween spirit here at Milkweed Books (have you seen our Trick or Treat display?), so to celebrate, here is a 💥 bonus round 💥 of book recommendations featuring the dark and scary stuff we think you might like to read this month. Whether you’re feeling like historical Midwestern gothic, a wacky German war satire, or haunting Urdu short stories, we have something for you to try.

Minneapolis, MN – 11/09/2018

Alyson Hagy reads and discusses her new novel, Scribe, from Graywolf Press.

Minneapolis, MN – 11/24/2018

The third-annual Small Business Saturday celebration in the bookstore.

Minneapolis, MN – 11/05/2018

Wing Young Huie, named the 2018 Distinguished Artist by the  McKnight Foundation, presents his new book, Chinese-ness.

Pipestone, MN – 09/29/2018

Novelist Faith Sullivan (What A Woman Must Do) will return to her hometown of Pipestone, Minnesota for a community reading. 

Newport, RI – 11/01/2018

Elizabeth Rush will host a lecture at the historic Newport Mansions sponsored by the Newport Preservation Society inspired by her latest work, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Lewiston, ME – 10/27/2018

Bates College will host Elizabeth Rush for their annual Otis Lecture entitled, "On Rising: Exertion, activism and art in the age of climate change," followed by a recpetion at the Bates Museum of Art. 

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