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Book happenings and events:

  • The Adult Great Books Group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, September through May at the Unitarian Church in Rochester.
  • Author Mitch Pearlstein and former governor and congressman Al Quie will present the book "Riding into the Sunrise, Al Quie: A Life of Faith, Service and Civility" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Best of Times Bookstore in Red Wing.
  • Author Cathy Wurzer will meet with guests over a three-course tea at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermilion St., in Hastings. Wurzer is the author of the new book "Tales of the Road: Highway 61," and copies will be available for purchase and signing at a discount. The tea is $24.95 per person; to make reservations or for more information call (651) 437-7055.

BOOK REVIEWS: We encourage readers to contribute reviews, especially reviews of books by Minnesota authors or publishers. Details on how contribute are at the end of this column.
MINNESOTA MUSIC REVIEWS: We’ll also consider reviews of Minnesota-made music, whether a new CD from a notable area band or a major release by a Twin Cities orchestra.

POETRY: We’ll publish high-quality poetry by area writers on this page. Poems of literary quality — especially poetry on Minnesota places, themes and issues — have the best chance of publication.

TO CONTRIBUTE: Send book news, reviews and poetry to Jay Furst , Managing Editor, Post-Bulletin, P.O. Box 6118, Rochester, MN 55903 or Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN .

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