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Minnesota Books: personal favorites
A miscellaneous list of favorite books of, by, and about Minnesota and Minnesotans, in celebration of the sesquicentennial.   Print this list Print this list
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Horizons
Craig Blacklock distills his photography to horizons: the meeting of land and water. A beautiful book for contemplation and reverie.
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Stories from where we live. The great North American prairie
This book connects you with the wild soul of the great prairie. Highly recommended.
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Cover Art: Chasing fire : danger in canoe country /
Chasing fire : danger in canoe country
Fleck, Earl, 1950-
A thoughtful adventure story in the BWCA, by a Minnesota author.
Children's Fiction FLECK
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Cover Art: The love hunter /
The love hunter
Hassler, Jon.
Love, cold, friendship tested, and duck hunting in this deeply satisfying early Hassler novel.
Adult Fiction HASSLER
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Cover Art: Pontoon : a Lake Wobegon novel /
Pontoon : a Lake Wobegon novel
Keillor, Garrison
Keillor's comic genius shines in this gentle and hilarious tale. I love his ability to tell someone's life story in a paragraph or two. My favorite of his books.
Adult Fiction KEILLOR
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Cover Art: Heart and hard work : memories of
Heart and hard work : memories of
Kieley, Genny Zak
The history of working class Northeast Minneapolis, a corner of the city cut off by river and railroad, and its unique culture.
Adult Nonfiction Book 977.6 K
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Cover Art: Minnesota State fair : an illustrated history /
Minnesota State fair : an illustrated history
Koutsky, Kathryn Strand, 1938-
Nothing shouts "Minnesota" like the Minnesota State Fair!
Adult Nonfiction Book 630.77658 K
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Cover Art: Jane Gibbs,
Jane Gibbs,
Neuberger, Anne E., 1953-
The story of Jane Gibbs, kidnapped by missionaries to Minnesota, and her sustaining friendships with the Dakota people in what is now Minneapolis.
Adult Nonfiction Book
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Cover Art: Me : a memoir /
Me : a memoir
Ueland, Brenda
Brenda Ueland(1891-1985), an exuberant woman full of energy, joy, and humor lived a full writer's life in Minneapolis and New York. Her best-known book is "If You Want to Write."
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 Ue4
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