The World War II Berman Family Letters
Paperback ISBN: 0873513584
David, Betsy, and Sammy Berman were nine, six, and four years old in May 1943 when the U.S. Army sent their father, Dr. Reuben Berman, to Europe. Over the next two and a half years, the children regularly gathered around their mother, Isabel Berman, in their Minneapolis home while she typed exactly what they wanted to say to their father. This collection of more than 340 letters, selected from more than a thousand exchanged by the Berman family via V-mail, captures the anxiety and loss that children experienced when their fathers left for war.
Dorie La Valle
Paperback ISBN: 0878393668
"Born on the first day of 1900, Dorie finds herself at odds with the world and out of options. When she married Louie LaValle, a local man with an inherited farm, but not the talent or stamina to run it, Dorie is anchored in poverty, childless and tied to someone she doesn't love. Prohibition and desperation inspire Dorie to make and sell moonshine to the men in town; soon she makes more money than she ever dreamt possible. To expand production, she enlists freewheeling Victor, who builds a secret distillery in the woods. When Victor appears at her door with a gunshot wound, describing an ambush at the still, it's up to Dorie to protect her future--and Victor--against angry neighbors, a zealous sheriff and the Chicago mob."--P.  of cover.
Paperback ISBN: 0930100697
This extraordinary collaborative work of some 50 prose poems and photographs faithfully depicts the hardfought struggle for survival on the northern American frontier. Jim Johnson's prose poems give a narrative account of Martha and Sulo, two Finnish immigrants fated to endure the unsparing landscape and climate of their Minnesota settlement. Marlene Wisuri incorporates images made from the glass plate negatives of her grandfather, Jesse C. Hendricks, along with her own stunning contemporary photographs to document life in the New World.
Paperback ISBN: 0983547874
Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Carolyn Holbrook's EARTH ANGELS discovers, in the intimate spaces of daily life, contact points with visionary experience. As a mother, artist, daughter, sister, teacher, and an African-American elder, Holbrook's nonfiction unites worlds seen and unseen, domestic, intellectual, and supernatural, and weaves each narrative moment to its roots. EARTH ANGELS shows us that whenever two people meet they have a spiritual encounter in a historical context, and that this moment is both fraught and rich, reverberating through families and time. We need Carolyn Holbrook to remind us of this richness, and to demonstrate the complexity of its gifts. EARTH ANGELS is revelatory to the way mundane moments of an individual life act as a nexus for history and for the spirit world, the family, institutions and the imagination.
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.
Fiction on a Stick
Stories by Writers from Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1571310665
A tribute to Minnesota state's rich literary tradition celebrates its diversity and educational excellence, in an anthology that includes contributions by such writers as Sara Stonich and Éireann Lorsung. Original.
Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Malice
From the Land of Minnesota Nice
Paperback ISBN: 1935666436
The Minnesota Crime Wave presents stories of mayhem by Minnesota's finest mystery writers. Some will scare you. Some will make you cringe. All will put to rest the myth of Minnesota Nice! If you read these before bed, don't expect sweet dreams.