Minnesota Writing
We Are Only Visitors
We Are Only Visitors
by Unknown
Paperback      ISBN: 1491030054
This book is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed first book by Daniel Hertz entitled SWAMI HARI: I AM A SIMPLE FOREST MONK, which was nominated for the 2011 Minnesota Book Award. Daniel takes us on a journey of both inside and outside travels. The essays and poems cover these topics: gratitude, forgiveness, birth, death, meditation, nature, attachment, Swami Hari, India, the mind-body relationship, teaching Yoga, and more. They are rooted in Daniel’s Yoga practice and are seen through the eyes of someone who has practiced Yoga and Meditation for more than 20 years. Through his writings he demonstrates a wonderful balance and grace, arrived at through Yoga, Meditation, contemplation, and selfless service. The book is offered out of a place of peace and great gratitude for the way things are.
The Weight of All Things
The Weight of All Things
Paperback      ISBN: 0786887036
A young boy makes his way through the danger, cruelty, and hardships of the war-ravaged country of El Salvador in search of his mother, who was dragged off with other victims following gunfire that erupted in a crowded plaza during a funeral for a martyred archbishop. By the author of Bitter Grounds. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Woman of the Boundary Waters: Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing, and Surviving
Woman of the Boundary Waters
Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing, and Surviving
Paperback      ISBN: 0816624437
The Boundary Waters region of Minnesota and Ontario is a vast wilderness of quiet beauty, visited and loved by many, but home to only a rugged few. In 1928, Justine Kerfoot arrived, a Northwestern University graduate headed for medical school until her family lost both their Illinois homes in the stock market crash. Thrust into year-round life at her mother's fledgling summer resort, Justine was confronted with learning survival in the frigid north woods, a challenge she met with extraordinary verve and recounts with great candor and humor in this remarkable book. Kerfoot has paddled all the lakes and streams in this border country, and she knows them well. Her lyrical descriptions of wildlife and seasonal environments express the deep reverence for nature that has become her way of life. In a new afterword, she reflects on the impact of restricted wilderness status on the region - called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since 1978 - and on her own convictions about people living in the wild.
Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth
Woodland Manitou
To Be on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 1938846729
Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth is a collection of essays rooted in the rhythm of the natural world. Through the turn of the seasons, Heidi Barr illustrates how the cycles of the earth have informed her everyday life from community to vocation to the food that finds its way to the dinner table. Through gardening, simple living, and prioritizing sustainability, Barr paints a picture of how remaining close to the earth provides a solid foundation even as the climate changes and the story of the world shifts. Part stories, part wonderings, and part call to act, this collection of meditations invites reflection, encourages awareness, and inspires action.
You Know You're a Minnesotan If...
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.