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.


402 Pieces

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We visit with Jim Perlman, one of the editors of a new poetry collection titled, Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior, published by Holy Cow ...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
  • Purchases: 1
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We visit with editor, journalist and author Catherine Madison, whose latest book, The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter's Memoir has just been pub...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 07:49
  • Purchases: 2
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Twelve-year-old Margaret's mother disapproves of everything she does (and doesn't) do, before she even does (or doesn't) do it. Keeping her toddle...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Duluthian Marie Zhuikov writes "eco-mystic romance novels for new adults," set right here at home.

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
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What makes a town? A railroad line? A post office? How did Minnesota's lost towns become lost ... and could our wired society - and the ability ...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
  • Length: 08:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson by Kristin Eggerling, Credit: Fulcrum Publishing
We talk with Kristin Eggerling, author of Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson (2014, Fulcrum Publishing), about the great wilderness edu...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 2
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We talk with David Kess, author of "More Than Just Ore: The Era That Really Made Ely," published in 2014 by the Ely-Winton Historical Society. Not...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1
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For the longest time, Ann Glumac wrote poetry as a way of capturing a moment or an experience. Then she allowed herself to entertain a new idea: w...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 2
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It was just like everyday silver or everyday dishes; it wasn't something special you hauled out for company. That's what Peggy Trojan saw growing ...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 06:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Agnes Rajala kept her writing to herself. In fact, she didn't get around to showing it to her family until she presented them with the manuscript ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 06:32
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It wasn't until he'd had years of telling stories about his childhood and being met with laughter and disbelief that Gary Barfknecht began to suspe...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 06:34
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Author and Hibbing native Pat McGauley's work as an historian at the Discovery Center years ago led to (so far) nine books about the fictional Mora...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Former Two Harbors resident Dennis Herschbach already had three novels in his Two Harbors mystery series under his belt when he started writing "A ...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Author Dean Hovey's family is in Carlton County, which, he explains, is why he's set his four Pine County mysteries and two Two Harbors "cozies" wh...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 08:05
  • Purchases: 1
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On this segment of Minnesota Reads, we talk with Catherine Holm, author of Voice Lessons: Tales of Breaking Free published in 2014 by North Star Pr...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 05:36
  • Purchases: 1
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The man who co-wrote the screenplay of "House of Sand and Fog" has written a novel set in northern Minnesota. It's a story of mistakes: those you ...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 08:21
  • Purchases: 1
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In 2006, when she was 86 years old, Dorothy Dora Whipple was looking for a new challenge. A fluent and lifelong Ojibwe speaker, Dorothy had just f...

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  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 09:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet Lynette Reini-Grandell won the 2014 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA) for poetry earlier this month. She joins us to read some selec...

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  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 09:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Minnesota author Steve Werle talks about the desk that moved him to investigate the life of former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen. And what h...

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  • Added: May 14, 2015
  • Length: 08:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Authors Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer have crafted a book that's part exquisite photographs, part textbook and all dedicated to the appreciati...

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  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:08
  • Purchases: 1