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Jennifer Egan, the author of The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus and Emerald City, returns with a new novel that was named one of the five best novels of 2010 by The New York Times.

 

For Bill Miles, it was his calling. Now in his 35th year of coaching record-breaking boys distance runners at Wayzata High School, Miles insists, “The kids do all the work, and I get all the credit—not a bad gig.”

You might have noticed the five women building friendships and discussing work during monthly meetings at area restaurants, as they’re more than mere lunch companions.

Spring seems to be the time when family and friends can come together, catch up on recent events, and inevitably, commiserate over their many to-do lists. But some people have come to appreciate—even revel in—the “unfinished project.” Jerry Kennedy is one such person.

Four Girls from Berlin: A True Story of a Friendship that Defied the Holocaust by Marianne Meyerhoff; recommended by Mary Severson

Only a few of the homes that line Lake Minnetonka have stood the test of time. Many are properties that came to be by tearing down a bit of our olden days to make way for something new. Here, we uncover the history behind four of these storied structures.

Minnetonka High School tenth grade Calleigh King has always loved horses. A rider since age four, King thought she had found her niche when she began barrel racing at age 14.

It takes a lot to pry a teenager out of bed early on a Saturday morning. But Lauren MacDonald will be up with the sun because that’s one of the only times she can connect with Siyu Chen, her friend who lives 14 time zones away in Hangzhou, China.

Representing nothing less than a tour-de-force of formal invention and emotional intensity, Oni Buchanan’s Spring encompasses radically contrasting work.

Soon after Tracy Hvezda-Lehtola and her then-fiancé (now husband) moved to Wayzata, they were walking around the neighborhood after an evening rain shower.

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