Notable Twin Cities: 5/27–6/2

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Sunday 5/27: The May book selection for the Common Good Book Club is Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby. Common Good Books, 5 p.m., free.

E. Eero Johnson presents his new graphic novel Tsu and the Outliers. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 5/28: Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar will be presenting her new novel The Map of Salt and Stars. This event is co-hosted by Mizna. Moon Palace Books, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/29: Join Milkweed Editions to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth Rush’s book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a work of lyrical reportage about sea level rise, vulnerable communities, and adaptability. After Rush reads from the book, Macalester professor Christie Manning—whose work explores psychology and climate change—will lead a conversation with Rush. Able Seedhouse + Brewery, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/30: Steven Hyden presents Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Burtness will be reading from his fiction as part of the Speculations Reading Series. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/2: Author Phyllis Root and photographer Kelly Povo will be at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a presentation and signing of their new book, Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers: A Guide for Beginners, Botanists, and Everyone in Between. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 10:30 a.m., free.

Kiersten Hall will be presenting Corner Confessions and her other published books. Chapter2 Books & BackRoom VINTAGE, 11 a.m., free.

Susan Bartlett Foote will be at Scout & Morgan Books for a reading and signing of her new book, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946-1954. Scout & Morgan Books, 11 a.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: It’s a couple weeks out, but it’s worth marking your calendar early: Rain Taxi is holding a celebration of books at the end of June, and it’s gonna be good. Check out Print Matters, and then plan on it—you’ll be glad you did.

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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →