It Starts in Hinckley

Mary Roach reviews in the most recent New York Times, and she likes it. “The Indifferent Stars Above is an ­ideal pairing of talent and material. In Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, Brown showed himself to be a deft and ambitious storyteller, sifting through the copious and often conflicting details of dozens of survivor and eyewitness accounts to forge a trim, surging minute-by-minute narrative.” (Roach’s full review is here.)

That’s right. Brown’s earlier book is a Minnesota story. It’s a great read, one that we’ve been recommending for quite at while here at M&Q. Come in today and get them both.–David E