"The most promising local writer in years"

The Star Tribune has just posted a rave review for Nicole Helget’s new book The Turtle Catcher: “With “The Turtle Catcher,” Helget exhibits the dual novel-writing chops of stylistic wordsmithing and compelling storytelling and stakes a claim for herself as a unique and exciting presence in Minnesota literature. More accessible and less artsy than Louise Erdrich, she’s also more dangerous and less sentimental than Leif Enger. “The Summer of Ordinary Ways” might have been one of those memoirs that succeeds because of great subject material; with her first long-form fiction work, Helget proves it’s the writer, not the subject, that’s truly remarkable.” (The entire article is here.)

You can find out for yourself. We’ve got copies of The Turtle Catcher in the store now. And the author herself will be reading from her book in Magers & Quinn on March 5.–David E