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General Fiction
  Cover Art: Love Finds You in Frost Minnesota Baer, Judy.
Love Finds You in Frost Minnesota
When Jack Frost returns home to Minnesota, he meets the town's newcomer, Merry Noel Blake; born on Christmas Eve, and crazy about the holiday. She has convinced the entire town to help her turn Frost into a Christmas destination. Jack Frost has always tried to live down his name and does his best to deter Merry from making what he considers a kitschy mockery of the town and the season. But she believes that below Jack's frosty exterior is a warm heart, and that she can thaw it.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Stray Affections Baumbich, Charlene Ann
Stray Affections
Mesmerized by a snow globe containing a little girl with hair the color of her own, Cassandra Higgins recalls memories of her beloved Grandpa Wonky, the stray she rescued as a child, and her relationship with her mother.
Adult Fiction Book BAUMBIC
  Cover Art: The Night of the Radishes Benitez, Sandra
The Night of the Radishes
A married Minnesota woman searching for her long-lost brother in Oaxaca, Mexico, finds a more complicated situation than she bargained for when she starts to fall for an engaging Berkeley professor.
Adult Fiction Book BENITEZ
  Cover Art: Northfield : a Western Story Boggs, Johnny D.
Northfield : a Western Story
Boggs recounts the action of the infamous Northfield Raid using first person narratives from a different perspective in each chapter. 24 different characters share the narration - from the James brothers--reckless and violent Jesse and scripture-quoting Frank, to a five-year-old daughter of a murdered bank teller not quite able to get what all the fuss is about, to indignant members of the subsequent posses chasing the James brothers down.
Adult Western Book BOGGS
  Cover Art: Glory Goes and Gets Some: Stories Carter, Emily
Glory Goes and Gets Some: Stories
In these interconnected stories, Emily Carter relates Glory’s life, from her childhood to treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. She's also HIV positive, chronically depressed, and lonely. We follow her through recovery, to the possibility of happiness.
Adult Fiction Book CARTER
  Cover Art: In the Deep Midwinter Clark, Robert
In the Deep Midwinter
In the 1940s, the moral dilemma of a woman who becomes pregnant out of wedlock. She is Anna MacEwan, 30, a divorcee carrying a child by a married lawyer. He intends to divorce and marry her, but in the meantime he would prefer if she had an abortion, saving him embarrassment.
Adult Fiction Book CLARK
  Cover Art: Whiskey Heart Coyne, Rachel.
Whiskey Heart
Whiskey Heart tells of a woman who returns to her Minnesota roots and her dysfunctional extended family; searching for recovery and redemption. She has to hit bottom and find a way to grieve for everything that's been lost before she can live again.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Can of Peas DePree, Traci
A Can of Peas
Instead of embracing the career-chasing ambitions of their friends in St. Paul, Peter Morgan and his new bride Mae accept the daunting challenge of saving the family farm in the Minnesota countryside.
Adult Fiction Book DEPREE
  Cover Art: Dorie LaValle Desjarlais, Mary
Dorie LaValle
Born on the first day of 1900, Dorie marries 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 dreamed possible. When expansion of the distillery stirs up trouble, it's up to Dorie to protect her future against angry neighbors, a zealous sheriff and the Chicago mob.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Peace Like a River Enger, Leif
Peace Like a River
Eleven-year-old Reuben shares the story of how his father, trying to raise his sons alone in 1960s Minnesota, takes their family on a quest to find Reuben's older brother, who has been charged with murder.
Adult Fiction Book ENGER
  Cover Art: Four Souls Erdrich, Louise
Four Souls
Journeying to Minneapolis, where she plans to avenge the loss of her family's land to a deceptive, wealthy white man, a young Native American woman finds herself entangled within a complex relationship.
Adult Fiction Book ERDRICH
  Cover Art: Protect and Defend: A Thriller Flynn, Vince
Protect and Defend: A Thriller
In the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director Irene Kennedy and operative Mitch Kelly are dispatched to the Middle East to diffuse Iran's sworn retaliation against the United States.
Adult Fiction Book FLYNN
  Cover Art: Freedom Franzen, Jonathan.
The idyllic lives of St Paul civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Spilled Blood Freeman, Brian, 1963-
Spilled Blood
The two Minnesota towns couldn't be more different: in affluent Barron, a powerful and secretive scientific research corporation enriches its residents, while downriver in blue-collar St. Croix, victims of that company's carcinogenic waste struggle to survive. The bad blood between the communities escalates into open warfare when the beautiful Ashlynn, daughter of the corporation's president, is found shot dead -- and a St. Croix girl, Olivia Hawk, is accused of the crime.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Winter Chance : Walking in Wolf Tracks Gamer, Ron
Winter Chance : Walking in Wolf Tracks
14-year-old Travis Larsen plans a solo camping trip in December near Mystery Lake along the Gunflint Trail. His overnight stay in the wilderness takes an unexpected turn when he crosses paths with a pair of poachers. Anxious about what Travis might have seen, one poacher leads him blind-folded deeper into the wilderness and leaves him to starve or freeze. Travis not only struggles to keep himself alive, but also takes into his care a wounded yearling wolf that escaped the poachers.
Adult Fiction Book GAMER
  Cover Art: Stay a Little Longer Garlock, Dorothy
Stay a Little Longer
Louise Watkins has her hands full as the town midwife, and caring for her orphaned six-year old niece, Charlotte, because the child's father was lost in World War I. But Louise's principal job is running the boardinghouse that is the family's main source of income. One day, Charlotte befriends a stranger ill with influenza. Although badly scarred by wounds suffered in the War, he is strong and slowly recovers. When he gradually takes on odd jobs around the house, Louise accepts his help. She is drawn to him despite his disfigurement, and his voice is comforting, vaguely familiar...
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Tarnished Eye Guest, Judith.
The Tarnished Eye
The community of Blessed, Michigan, is shattered by the murder of the Norbois family -- Paige, Edward, and their four children -- in their summer home. Sheriff Hugh DeWitt is determined to find answers. Based on a real life case.
Adult Fiction Book GUEST
  Cover Art: The New Woman Hassler, Jon
The New Woman
Anticipating the end of her life while watching changes within the small town of Staggerford from her apartment window, octogenarian Agatha McGee wonders if she is up to such challenges as the deaths of two close friends, her nephew's worrisome mental state, and a kidnapped girl.
Adult Fiction Book HASSLER
  Cover Art: It Takes You Over Healy, Nick.
It Takes You Over
An elderly man caught with a hooker, a daughter outsmarting the IRS; Nick Healy's stories are about rough relationships and the insular lifestyle of small towns, proving that "Minnesota Nice" isn't all the state contains.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Turtle Catcher Helget, Nicole Lea, 1976-
The Turtle Catcher
A haunting love story with a heinous crime at its core. In a rural Minnesota town of German immigrants in the tumultuous days of WorldWar I, we read of two misfits from warring clans. Liesel, the one girl in the upstanding family of Richter boys, harbors a secret about her body that thwarts all hope for a normal life. Her closest friend is Lester, the "slow" boy in the raffish Sutter family, a gentle, kind soul who spends his days trapping turtles in the lake. Yearning for human touch in the wake of her parents' deaths, Liesel turns to her only friend--leading her brother, just returned from the war, to an act that will haunt not only both families but the entire town.
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