MN Reads

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Author interviews connecting you with the latest books by Minnesota authors.

Find out who's writing in Minnesota on Minnesota Reads. The North 1033 spotlights books by Minnesota authors every week.


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Our guest is Victoria Richards whose first novel, Once Were Mountains (Beaver's Pond Press), won the 2016 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA)...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This summer, Minnesota Reads is bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors. The Northeastern Minnesota Bo...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:58
  • Purchases: 1
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You may not be a "journal-er" yourself ... but Kevin Proescholdt's "Glimpses of Wilderness" may just inspire you.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 09:07
  • Purchases: 1
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A writing class with a personal hero and a lovable Lab sparked this first - but not last - children's book about Norman.

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Tim Jollymore's dad worked for the railroad when he was growing up in Proctor. But it wasn't until he took a work-study position as a UMD student ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 10:54
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Author Elliot Foster on the challenge of making the ubiquitous Minnesota "cabin" experience both recognizable ... and unique.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: Remind Me That I'm Wild, Credit: The Master Key Press
Our guest is Tera Freese. Her book of poetry, Remind Me That I'm Wild [The Master Key Press], with illustrations by Lindy Kehoe, was nominated for...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Our guest is Francine Sterle. Her book of poetry, What Thread? [Red Dragonfly Press], was nominated for a 2016 NEMBA award in the Poetry category. ...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 07:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Printmaker Cecilia Lieder thinks of herself as a storyteller ... but it was only recently she decided to try her hand at writing them down. The re...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
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Our guest is Ann M Lewis. Her book Ship Captain's Daughter: Growing Up on the Great Lakes [Wisconsin Historical Society Press] was nominated for a ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 13:16
  • Purchases: 1
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The internet age means almost anyone can be a genealogist but memoirist Cathy LaForge Tonkin says stories are more than names and dates. ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 08:54
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Linda Hatinen sets a gripping historical romance in the Esko of one hundred years ago.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:28
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Ava Finch is a character in her own right. And she's written a book called "Fishing with RayAnne," the story of a thirty-something former pro angl...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:33
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Rudy Senarighi's love of fishing can be traced back to two incidents.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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You can take the ranger out of the Iron Range ... but you can't take the Iron Range out of the ranger.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:52
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Duluth poet Julie Gard reads work from her NEMBA-nominated poetry collection Home Studies.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:11
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Eve and Gary Wallinga share their guide to the best waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore, including ratings on hike difficulty, trail quality, th...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:09
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Linda LeGarde Grover's new collection of poetry, The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, is not a collection of "pretty poems."

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 07:16
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The story of Canada's most decorated Native soldier for bravery (and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history) is all at onc...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 12:04
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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover and a bee. And revery. The revery alone will do if bees are few. ~ Emily Dickinson...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 09:18