PositiveMinneapolis Star Tribune\"In the dense but rewarding Nature’s Mutiny, Philipp Blom exhaustively combs through the annals of another period of extreme weather to show us what our future might resemble and how climate change affects everyone ... Relying on original research materials such as diaries, sermons, logs, wine harvest records and paintings, Blom focuses on an agricultural crisis that, he writes, \'served as a catalyst for change everywhere, facilitating some ideas and practices — social, cultural and political — while making others more difficult or even, in the long run, impossible.\'\
PositiveMinneapolis Star Tribune\"In Storm Lake, a collection of memoiristic essays, Art Cullen makes a strong and eloquent case that his home state is hardly an outlier to these shifts, but more of a microcosm of national trends ... This little newspaper’s survival in this shifting economic and social landscape is a story Cullen tells with a self-effacing, homespun honesty — and not without a little well-earned pride ... the man prints the truth.\
Åsne Seierstad, Trans. by Seán Kinsella
RaveThe StarTribune\"Seierstad’s exhaustive reporting mines original sources, such as texts and other forms of messaging, but she does not include any interviews with Ayan or Leila, neither of whom would grant permission to the author to write about them. The author defends her decision to go forward without consent. \'The entire world is trying to understand the reasons for radicalization among Muslim youth,\' she writes.Two Sisters offers readers that understanding without judgment, in a manner only great journalism can accomplish.\
PositiveThe Star TribuneMcNamara’s obsession with the East Bay Rapist is what drives this book ... Her dogged reporting makes I’ll Be Gone in the Dark both hard to read and hard to put down. The accounts from survivors are nightmarish and the crime scenes of the homicide victims are disturbing.