J. Ryan Stradal discusses his new novel, THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA.
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J. Ryan Stradal shares a reading list to celebrate his forthcoming novel, THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA.
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A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves.
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Monday 11/28: Head out to Common Good Books to hear two featured poets read their newest work. Emilie Buchwald will read from The Moment’s Only Moment, and Margaret Hasse will read from Between Us. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 11/29: At Barnes & Noble in St. Paul, Julie Klassen will read and sign copies of her […]
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I subsisted on Cliff bars, Cuban coffee, and Trader Joe’s wine. The only real habit of my old life that made it over to my new life was reading. In fact I became even more alive with reading than I had before. Taking myself out on reading dates. Spending entire days in bed with a […]
J. Ryan Stradal talks about his debut novel
Kitchens of the Great Midwest and why the rise of the American foodie has less to do with hipsters than you might think. ...more
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