Paperback ISBN: 1935666045
John Toren shares stories of growing up in Minnesota. Read about summers at the cabin, as well as excursions to obscure corners of the state and to points farther afield, including the Apostle Islands, the Rockies and Utahís remote canyon country.
Views from the Pub Desk
Hardcover ISBN: 0931714737
Elmer Anderson is best known as Minnesota's 30th governor, but he also published a newspaper. This book stems from his career as a journalist. It collects the best of his editorials and columns, revealing his interests in farming, the arts and more.
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.
We Are Only Visitors
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
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.
Where One Voice Ends Another Begins
150 Years of Minneosta Poetry
Hardcover ISBN: 0873515846
The first single-volume, comprehensive survey of the best Minnesota poetry, Where One VOice Ends Another Begins showcases the work of seventy-six of the state's premiere poets.
Who Goosed the Moose?
Paperback ISBN: 1591931428
Hiking, hunting, fishing and camping are fun, but not always easy. Thereís bad weather, mosquitoes, bears, moose in heat and Big Foot. Thatís why outdoors-type people need this book. The funny ìUp Northîcartoons and jokes will fix you up!
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...
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.