Immigrant grandparents, Range mining relatives and a mother who taught elementary school gave her a traditional DFL mindset, but she also recounts solid friendships with Republican colleagues.
William Green details the fight to achieve black suffrage in the state, the rise of Jim Crow laws and the impact of segregation on education. He also follows notable black intellectuals and entrepreneurs.
People from the Driftless say they are from the Driftless first, not what state they’re from. It’s like a world unto itself,” says Stephen J. Lyons, author of “Going Driftless.”
“Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road” points out that today’s fights over the roads are nothing new; people have been arguing about bikes since the 1870s.
Brand keeps an eye on history while creating new stories, with Lake Superior acting as a mysterious, inscrutable and occasionally merciless guide.
The book is a retelling of his first novel, “The View From Delphi.” The tormented character of the white mother is based on his own mother.
By writing about smaller things, Joni Tevis is able to approach the bigger topic they surround, and create a portrait of a time and place.
Seeley’s second edition includes recent storms, trivia adapted from the Minnesota Weather Quiz at the State Fair, and tells a new story about Minnesota’s weather.
Michelle Hensley founded Ten Thousand Things to prove that you don’t need big budgets and elaborate sets to create a deeply affecting performance.
Today more than 25,000 Free Little Libraries stand in more than 80 countries, bringing neighbors together and boosting literacy through convenience and opportunity.
The book covers the war years and Depression, followed by midcentury prosperity and the decline of the family farm.
Shawn Lawrence Otto confronts intergenerational poverty, substance abuse and the challenges Native people face when they move between life on the reservation and in the Twin Cities.
“Part of the myth of immortality includes the idea that death comes with despair. Yet by embracing the inevitable, you get gifts,” Bruce Kramer says.
“Pioneer Girl” is a novel in which a young Vietnamese-American woman uncovers a possible connection between Wilder’s daughter and her own family.
“Tradition of Deceit” is set in the 1980s, when the Washburn A Mill was populated mainly by homeless people.
David Treuer’s novel “Prudence” is a World War II love story told in letters, and is reverential of the role language used to play in American lives.
The novel is crafted with the care and elegance of a poet, which author Rachel Coyne is — when she’s not working as an attorney.
“Blues Vision: African American Writing From Minnesota” gathers nearly a century of poetry, fiction, playwriting and memoirs by black Minnesota writers.
The novel’s two-week series of misadventures challenges conventional thinking about older people, homeless people and addicts, and the wisdom of talking to strangers.