10 Great Works of Literature for America’s 10 Most Literate Cities

3. Minneapolis

The Night of the Gun by David Carr

As a veteran journalist, New York Times writer David Carr had done his share of investigative reporting. But in his memoir The Night of the Gun, Carr delves into his own past as a drug addicted new father in Minneapolis, uncovering truths he couldn’t remember about a dark and disturbing time in his life and trying to come to terms with the person he was before getting clean.