TESSA BRIDAL: The Uruguayan Minnesota author presents “The Dark Side of Memory: The Lost Children of Uruguay and the Families that Never Stop Looking,” in conversation with Ry Siggelkow. 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, in store, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
PESTICIDES: East Side Freedom Library hosts Rupa Marya and Ray Patel discussing their book “Inflammation: Pesticides and the Anatomy of Injustice,” which takes readers on a medical tour through the human body and the potential relationships between our biological systems and the injustices in our political and economic systems. Their solution: the pesticide of deionization. Patel is a renowned political economist and best-selling author of The Value of Nothing. Rupa Marya is a physician who works with patients in disadvantaged communities. Virtual events. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 11. To sign up, visit: Eastsidefreedomlibrary.org or watch it live on the ESFL Facebook page.
ALLISON EPSTEIN: Introducing her novel “A Tip for the Hangman.” Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m. Virtual event presented by Magers & Quinn. Information at: magersandquinn.com/events.
THE BRIDGES: The reading series is the result of a merger between Donna Isaac’s Light of Literature and the Stan Kusunoki series of Bridges featuring David Mura, whose latest book is “A Stranger’s Journey: Race” , Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing”; award-winning poets Michael Torres and Caitlin Bailey; Lillian Hewitt, sophomore at Shakopee High School; and Shakopee writer Ojibwe Morgan Kerber-Folstrom. In the store. 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, Bookseller Next Chapter, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
RockPaperPoem, a new one online poetry magazine was founded by a group of Minnesota poets, has released its first issue. Two years in the making, this first issue includes poets from New York to California, whose words are fused with art. There are no requirements for submissions, which are open to everyone. It’s free to post and poets retain the copyright to their work. Any poems written in English are welcome. The online magazine reading period begins January 5 and continues until February 15. Access: RockPaperPoem.com.
Listing Shelf Awareness Website Top 10 book club titles of 2021. How many of these books has your club read? Do you agree with the choices? Do you like the books you have read? Top 10: “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah; “The Vanishing Half,” Brit Bennett; “Anxious people,” Frederik Backman; “American Dirt,” Jeannine Cummins; “The guest list,” Lucy Foley; “Midnight Library,” Matt Haig; “The last thing he said to me;” Laura Dave; “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,” VE Schwab; “The Silent Patient,” Alex Michaelides, and “The Giver of the Stars,” Jojo Moyes.
If you’ve heard great things about Tara Westover’s best selling memoir “Trained” and never got a copy, her book will be released in paperback on February 8th. The story of the author’s journey from growing up in a family of survivors in the mountains of Idaho. to Harvard and Cambridge spent 135 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, including 14 weeks at No. 1. It was named one of the best books of the year by more than 20 publications. , was named Book of the Year by the Booksellers Association of America and won the Goodreads Choice Award for memoir/autobiography.
https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/08/literary-calendar-minnesota-author-tessa-bridal-on-uruguays-disappeared-children/ Minnesota author Tessa Bridal on ‘The Lost Children of Uruguay’ – Twin Cities