The Spirit of the Land
Hardcover ISBN: 0896583104
Finalist, Minnesota Book Awards. The spirit of Minnesota lives in many things. It is a radiant dawn breaking through the pines of the North Woods. It is the unceasing pounding of waves on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior. It is the delicate fragrance of prickly wild roses in the Heartland. It is the timeless flow of the Mississippi River carving its way through the Bluff Country. It is the wind through the tall grasses of the Prairie region. This is the spirit of the land that is Minnesota. Minnesota: The Spirit of the Land is the first collaboration between Douglas Wood, author of the ward-winning Old Turtle, and photographer Greg Ryan. It is a tribute to the state’s enduring heritage a look at the soul of the state’s wilderness and what that spirit means to its people.
Paperback ISBN: 0816629692
The focus of Jim dale Huot-Vickery's life is a remote cabin in the northern wilderness of Minnesota's Boundary Waters region. More often that not, it is winter here, a fierce, beautiful season that dominates all living things with its relentless cold grip. This is the inspiration for Winter Sign, the profound story of fifteen years of surviving the seven-month-long odyssey of winter in the far north. Against this backdrop, Huot-Vickery writes authoritatively on the ecology of the area and philosophically about winter's probing of the human spirit. He describes the animals surrounding him - the wolves, deer, fox, and other wildlife who draw him into their age-old struggle. He experiences love, pain, grief, and circles around paradoxes and themes that invade the land and his life: nature's beauty and bounty pitted against danger and death.
Travels Real and Imaginary
Hardcover ISBN: 1571312455
The celebrated essayist takes readers on a journey to famous islands around the world--including Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Mallard Island, and Isla Mujeres--and into the heart of China, in search of interesting cultures, characters, and ideas.
The St. Croix
Midwest Border River
Paperback ISBN: 0873511417
Chronicles the story of both the "wild river" from its source at Solon Springs, Wisconsin, to Taylors Falls, Minnesota, and the more placid lower river to its confluence with the Mississippi at Prescott, Wisconsin.
You Know You're a Minnesotan If...
Paperback ISBN: 1885061625
Ed Fischer is a cartoonist syndicated throughout the Upper Midwest. Here, he lends his perspective on what it means to be a Minnesotan. Clever cartoons portray the stamina, fortitude and practical nature of residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The North Country Reader
Classic Stories by Minnesota Writers
Paperback ISBN: 0873513886
The North Country Reader is filled with an array of classic and contemporary voices—native Minnesotans and immigrants, farmers and city folks, the sweet and the bittersweet. These timeless selections from novels, short stories, essays, and memoirs convey the diversity of the Minnesota experience. From the jazz-age tales of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the depression-era stories of Gordon Parks to the modern-day concerns of Patricia Hampl and Carol Bly, this collection reminds us of the richness of the place called Minnesota. Taken as a whole these thirty-seven classic pieces reveal that Minnesota is not a single experience, but one as varied as the land it occupies. The authors included are Sheila Alexander, Margaret Culkin Banning, Carol Bly, Emilie Buchwald, Ann Chidester, Borghild Dahl, Emilio DeGrazia, Charles Eastman, Edward Eggleston, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Flandrau, Grace Flandrau, Alvin Greenberg, Paul Gruchow, Patricia Hampl, Jon Hassler, Mary Hedin, Norman Katkov, Garrison Keillor, Herbert Krause, Monica Krawczyk, Meridel Le Sueur, Sinclair Lewis, Peggy Harding Love, Frederick Manfred, John Milton, Martha Ostenso, Lon Otto, Gordon Parks, J. F. Powers, Norval Rindfleisch, Ole Rv?lvaag, Henry R. Schoolcraft, Shirley Schoonover, Mabel Seeley, Robert Treuer, Gerald Vizenor.