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 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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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 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
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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Author Elliot Foster on the challenge of making the ubiquitous Minnesota "cabin" experience both recognizable ... and unique.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:47
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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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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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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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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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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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Last week, it was fascinating to discover how well Duluth and the Northland fit into the moody-atmospheric-stark-Scandinavian-crime-fiction genre. ...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 1
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When Vidar Sundstøl first came to America, he settled with his wife in Lexington, KY. But when her new job took her to Tofte, on Minnesota's Nort...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For Brian Laidlaw, Bob Dylan wasn't just a role model, he was the role model for the aspiring poet/musician.

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 09:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Just in time for our month-long celebration of 30 years of Laura Erickson's For The Birds -- a long-awaited field guide to the birds she's been tel...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Ann Treacy's new book for "middle grades" sheds light on a perhaps unexpected chapter of Minnesota history: the Romani people in the state around t...

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  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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If you were a little bewildered trying to follow the action the first time you read Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland ... you're not alone. But ...

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  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Entrepreneur, speaker and author Scott Schwefel talks about how your voyage of self-discovery ends, not with success or wealth necessarily, but wit...

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  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 06:54
  • Purchases: 1
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James Shiffer's "The King of Skid Row: John Bachich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis" is a photo-packed expose of a place, a time, and a p...

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  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Back in 1935, Cheri Register's great-grandfather wrote a scathing article headlined "Connivings of Dishonest Men Cheat Nature as Well As Fellow Bei...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:29
  • Purchases: 1
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"It's in prejudice and hatred that we really discover the humanity in people."

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 10:34
  • Purchases: 1