MN Reads

Join us Thursday mornings at 8:20 for Minnesota Reads on Northland Morning,  featuring Minnesota authors talking about their work.

Funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Author Cheryl Blackford was inspired by the sight of urban coyotes in her Twin Cities neighborhood to write this gorgeously illustrated children's book. Published by MN Historical Society Press.

Tom H. Swain's long career spanned the spheres of politics, education, and business.  But for decades, even long past retirement, he has also served on numerous nonprofit and civic boards. We talk with him about his memoir, and his life of hard work and dedicated service.  The book will be published in April by the University of Minnesota Press.

Pamela Fletcher talks about - and reads from - her contributions to the anthology "Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota." Published by MN Historical Society Press.

Author Karen Babine looks at the difference between location and place ... and finding the best version of yourself in this collection of essays.

Lori Evert is an author, her husband Per Breiehagen is a professional photographer and their daughter, Anja, stars in another magical photographic fairy tale.

Actor, playwright, director and UMD theater professor Tom Isbell, it turns out, is an author, too. He talks about his "dark side" and incorporating a lesson into his book that humanity just can't seem to master. Published by Harper Collins.

In her book, author and historian Brenda Child tells her own family's stories from the Red Lake Reservation and stories of a people trying to sustain their lifeways and their families during the World War I era and the Great Depression.

Author Lori Evert and her husband, nationally-recognized photographer Per Breiehagen, were captivated by their daughter, Anja, in some of the traditional Norwegian garb given her by her grandma.  The result is a magical fantasy called "The Christmas Wish."  Published by Random House.

 

Author Deb Larson talks about the experiences in her own family that shaped her story "One Frozen Lake," about a grandfather introducing his grandchild to the wonders of ice fishing.

Author Abe Sauer explains how reading the same book over and over and over to three kids can result in writing a new book out of desperation!

Author Andy Steiner talks about the idea of resilience ... and how the people she interviewed for her book demonstrate that we may have more than we think.

Author and erstwhile standup comedian Lorna Landvik talks about her (almost) autobiographical book, "Best To Laugh.

Molly Beth Griffin is here to talk about her book, Rhoda's Rock Hunt, a children's book following the story of little Rhoda's adventure while on a hike with her aunt and uncle. The book is illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell. For more information on Rhoda's Rock Hunt, visit mollybethgriffen.com

Minnesota Reads on Northland Morning features Minnesota authors talking about their work. Join us Thursday mornings at 8:15 for Minnesota Reads, here on Northland Morning, your community connection.

We will talk with author Jeff Miller about his book Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop, a chronicle of Jeff and his partner's first year operating both an ice cream shop and a bed and breakfast in Hayward, Wisconsin. For more information about Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop visit www.mnhs.org.

6/5 MN Reads: "Scoop: Notes From A Small Town Ice Cream Shop" by Jeff Miller

Dave Kenney and co-author Thomas Saylor take a look at a forgotten decade that put Minnesota on the national map.

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