Of the 21 books he purchased at Politics and Prose, a local independent coffeehouse and bookstore, three were by Minnesota writers.
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|Strayed about 900 miles and two months into her hike at Crater Lake, Oregon, in August 1995. At right, Wild in hardcover.|
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This year, writer Neil Gaiman has juggled more projects than you can count on two hands. These include releasing a children's book and an adult novel, writing his second Dr. Who episode, and gearing up for a prequel to The Sandman series. We caught up with the author on the Minneapolis stop of his last U.S. signing tour to chat about a little of everything, like what chilly Midwest winters have taught him and how he feels revisiting Sandman.
Tony Nelson Neil Gaiman before his Minneapolis signing in July. Check out more behind-the-scenes photos.
Here's more from our interview with Gaiman for our cover story: The dark night returns for Neil Gaiman.More »
If you're familiar with Chris Kluwe's opinionated, profanity-strewn internet pieces, you've already got a pretty good idea what his book is like. Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies is a glorious mishmash of essays, letters, articles, and thoughts collected by the outspoken punter. However, it's not all cockmonsters and sparkleponies here.
Ineffable is a word that Neil Gaiman knows well. Avid fans will remember that in Good Omens, the master storyteller's collaboration with Terry Pratchett, the term was used to the point of hilarious excess. Twenty-three years after the publication of that novel -- Gaiman's first -- he's made a living out of creating transcendental universes for new fans and seasoned Gaiman-lovers alike. His newest world might be the most ineffable yet.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a homecoming of sorts for the writer, both in the book and Gaiman's own life. This latest venture marks his return to adult novels after penning the woefully underrated Anansi Boys in 2005.More »
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|photo of Temple Grandin by Rosalie Winard, scan of her brain by Dr. Marlene Behrmann, Brain Imaging Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh|
|Temple Grandin's new book, The Autistic Brain, uses scientific breakthroughs like brain scans to better understand autism.|