Musings

Book Recommendations

Nonfiction:  A Good Time For The Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. “In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota.”    Make an effort to hear Shin or any of the essayists from the book. Amazing. They are presenting often in the metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life, by Anu Partanen. “A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves…

Novels:  A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara. The New Yorker says, “The subversive brilliance of A Little Life.” Read and find out what they mean.