Kevin Zepper, an associate professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead, has published a new collection of poems, I Bring You Dead Things. It inspired me to write a review using his style. To read it, go to The Book Bag: www.bookbag.areavoices.com
“Missing Maggie” is a little like a Nicholas Sparks novel: You know what’s going to happen, but you have to read it to see how it plays out. Writer Jennifer Davidson has all the elements of a good story; now it just needs a little polishing to make it great.
Read the rest of the review by Gail Gabrielson at The Book Bag, http://bookbag.areavoices.com/2011/11/10/missing-maggie-is-missing-a-little-polish/.
The East Coast has author Janet Evanovich and her snappy fictional sleuth, Stephanie Plum. Minnesota can now claim author Jess Lourey and her witty librarian/reporter, Mira James who stars in the Murder-by-Month series which started with “May Day,” “June Bug” and “Knee High by the Fourth of July.”
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I’m not a huge fan of science fiction, and I can’t say I’ve read a lot of it, but I do recognize a good story well told. Rex “Skip” Evans Wood of Moorhead combines suspense, conspiracy, time travel and a little romance in “Truitt’s Fix.” Read another review of this novel at www.bookbag.areavoices.com .
Larry Woiwode’s newest book, “Words Made Fresh,” should come with a suggested reading list: anything by John Updike, anything by John Gardner and everything by Wendell Berry. That should keep you busy for a while. Read the entire review at The Book Bag: http://bookbag.areavoices.com/
Although author Leif Enger’s novel, “Peace Like a River,” isn’t new, it’s still a remarkable book, set in the 1960′s in Minnesota. You will fall in love with the Land family. For the entire review, go to The Book Bag at www.bookbag.areavoices.com.
Read about two small books, “Dosed,” by Isaiah Nielson and “My Dakota,” by Alan Quale at The Book Bag: www.bookbag.areavoices.com