Life handed Nora McInerny Purmort a raw deal; she lost her husband, father and second pregnancy in just weeks. In her new book she delves into the afterlife of loss.
While the 1950s are frequently held up as a time when America was great, thousands of men were left out of the postwar suburban dream. Shiffer describes these forgotten legions.
Rybak doesn’t shirk from writing about the mistakes he made, the supporters he disappointed and the hard decisions he had to make as mayor. He also writes about the good stuff.
“Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America” includes more than 50 writers, including Rick Bass, Pam Houston, Linda Hogan and Bill McKibben.
Readers of romance, suspense, literary history, books about royals and “The Hunger Games” and “Game of Thrones” fans would find it just as juicy.
“This is my home for the season, and they thought of everything I’d need,” said Steven Lang, showing off the Rural Arts Initiative’s portable, multipurpose art space.
“I had an amazing, incredible time with the band, but I maybe didn’t realize what it all meant until I began writing about it,” says Leon.
In this absorbing, highly approachable look at natural history and ecology, John Pastor shows us that Minnesota’s landscape is rich and tightly interconnected.
A group of Franciscan sisters spent years working and saving money to buy the land and build the original Mayo campus building, St. Mary’s Hospital. They were just the first women important to the Mayo.
Weaver writes, illustrates, prints and binds his books of poetry by hand. (He has also recorded eight albums of music.)
“We spend a lot of time indoors hiding out from the weather, and I really believe that makes Minnesotans more inventive,” says Replace founder Jeff Johnson.
“Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe” (Minnesota Historical Society Press) details a 250-year stretch of political history.
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell write the biography of their love story, complete with legal struggles.
In this humorous, richly detailed portrait of a family, that long, awkward visit turns out to be a gift.
Martin’s third book of poems, “The Falling Down Dance” (Coffee House Press), centers on what he calls the “ecstasy and agony of parenthood.”
Dooley’s love for cooking began at her grandmother’s side, and her cooking and need to connect with farmers comes from the Victory Garden generation.
The book is divided into eight, not four seasons: Spring, Summer, Scorch, Autumn, Dusk, Frost, Winter and Thaw. We are now, by the way, in Dusk, a pre-hibernation, post-harvest phase.
With another presidential election campaign now under way, Sherman’s account of 1968’s Humphrey-McCarthy nomination battles delivers a contemporary message.
Millett has created the definitive book on the midcentury era in Minnesota, including residential, public and commercial designs.
His latest book, “Fallen Angel,” features an Iraqi war pilot who returns to civilian life, but can’t move on until she sorts out memories of an incident that took the life of a friend.