Bookseller Recommendations: January

Happy New Year, everyone! Technically, there really isn’t a “slow period” for our to-be-read piles—they are always towering, we always have blurbs that need to be submitted, it seems like the next round of staff picks looms just around the corner. All of it rolls over from one day to the next. Nonetheless, January feels like a time to start fresh, and to set the tone for 2019 with the first few reads of the year.

Peter Geye’s Book Bundle

Welcome to our Book Bundle series! Authors we love choose three of their favorite titles, we bundle them up nicely, and your to-be-read pile flourishes. This round of recommended reading comes from Minneapolis’s own Peter Geye, novelist and winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book Award in Fiction. See what Peter has to say about these three books he loves! 

Peter Geye

Peter Geye

Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he continues to live. He is the author of novels Wintering, The Lighthouse Road, and Safe from the Sea. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MFA from the University of New Orleans, and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing and was editor of Third Coast. He has also been a bartender, bookseller, banker, copywriter, and cook.

– 01/08/2019

Covering our local food movement over the past 35 years, Beth Dooley, James Beard award winning writer who has authored ten cookbooks and a food memoir, will share her journey through our Northern Heartland’s food scene with stories of the farmers, artisans, and producers, who are redefining what it means to eat well especially in winter. Through notes from the field and kitchen notes that have been gathered in cookbooks and stories, Beth has carved a career and built the case for home cooking that defines what it means to “come home” and create community.

– 02/05/2019

Dr. Robin DiAngelo joins the Minneapolis YWCA for It’s Time to Act!, their four-part speakder series focused on eliminating racism. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

– 01/17/2019

Join Milkweed Editions for the launch of Karen Babine’s new essay collection, All the Wild Hungers! Held in the Lynhall’s kitchen studio, the Linney, the evening pays homage to the celebration of food, family, and community found in the pages of Karen's book. After a reception and a reading from her book, Karen will be joined for a conversation with Minneapolis author and chef Beth Dooley.

– 02/15/2019

The Loft Literary Center presents their 2018–2019 Mentor Series Reading with mentor Angela Pelster and fellows Brianna Flavin and Molly Olguín. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

– 01/26/2019

Milkweed Books returns to our Winter Market table inside the Mill City Museum!

Geneviève Damas

From celebrated Belgian author Geneviève Damas, a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of education.


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