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Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn
Kevin Kling's Holiday Inn
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873517660
Celebrate all the holidays–and then some–with renowned storyteller Kevin Kling, whose sense of the ridiculous never gets in the way of his appreciation for human nature.
Ghostly Tales of Minnesota
Ghostly Tales of Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0934860793
Read this splendid collection of real-life stories about eerie happenings, unexplainable events and mysterious situations. The book is perfect for sharing around a campfire or up north at the cabin, and it's sure to hold any reader's interest.
Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir
Packinghouse Daughter
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0060936843
The author integrates personal memories and public history to tell a story of family loyalty, small-town life, and working-class values in the face of a violent labor strike in 1959, describing the impact of the strike on her own life and reflecting on the influence on post-war prosperity on blue-collar children. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Voices for the Land: Minnesotans Write About Places They Love
Voices for the Land
Minnesotans Write About Places They Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514327
"A place is not a thing," writes Paul Gruchow in the foreword to Voices for the Land, "it is a relationship. A location becomes a place only in the context of time, of history." In this extraordinary tribute to the importance of the ordinary places in our lives, fifty-two Minnesotans write about the special, sometimes secret, places that give their lives meaning. For some it is their home or cabin or lake. For others, it's a family farm or neighborhood park, a backyard garden or north woods trail: all places where we find a personal and spiritual connection to the land. Voices for the Land explores this complex relationship by linking these personal essays with striking images captured by award-winning photographer Brian Peterson. This marriage of words, images, and landscape provides a powerful reminder of our deep and abiding connection to the land. The writers share the experience of these favorite places through their senses, from the aching tingle of a cold winter night and the sound of ice "singing" to the buzz of mosquitoes and the acrid smell of burning peat. The Voices for the Land project, organized by the nonprofit group 1000 Friends of Minnesota, encouraged Minnesotans to write about the land they love and to fight for its preservation. The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a selection of these essays, paired with Brian Peterson's photos, in an award-winning series. Voices for the Land brings these essays and photos together in book form for the first time. "Ordinary places," writes Paul Gruchow, "are as necessary to a good community as are ordinary people." Voices for the Land speaks to the power of these ordinary places and the value of preserving them for the simple reason that they are special to someone.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Then & Now
Minneapolis-St. Paul Then & Now
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571456872
Celebrating America's favorite cityscapes, this series combines historic interest and contemporary beauty. Then and Now features fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. A visual lesson in the historic changes of our greatest urban landscapes.
Barefoot on Crane Island
Barefoot on Crane Island
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513630
Writer Marjorie Douglas recalls her idyllic, fun-filled summer days on Crane Island in Lake Minnetonka in the 1920s when she and her two brothers spent long hours swimming, diving off the dock and from the ten-foot-high tower, slipping out of the house after dark for excursions with their friends, and exploring the island from end to end.
Amphibians & Reptiles: Native to Minnesota
Amphibians & Reptiles
Native to Minnesota
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816623848
Offers substantial information designed for use by both amateurs and specialists and useful to residents of other Upper Midwest states and bordering Canadian provinces as well. Introductory chapters present the history of herpetology in Minnesota, the preferred habitats of these species, techniques for observing, studying, and photographing them, and a discussion of their conservation needs. Includes 49 distribution maps, 116 superb, detailed color photographs, and handy keys. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Stillwater: Minnesota's Birthplace
Stillwater
Minnesota's Birthplace
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963933817
Minnesota Seasons
Minnesota Seasons
Hardcover      ISBN: 0965338142
Critters of Minnesota Pocket Guide
Critters of Minnesota Pocket Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1885061870
Get this great source of information about 50 Minnesota critters, including birds and mammals. Beautiful photographs and neat-to-know details are complemented by info about each critterís tracks, making this the handiest pocket guide around!