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.


374 Pieces

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Author Laura Waterman Wittstock and photographer Dick Bancroft join KUMD's MN Reads this week to share their book "We Are Still Here," a powerful i...

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  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:10
  • Purchases: 2
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KUMD spotlights Minnesota Author Kate Hopper and her book "Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood;" a personal story of the heart-wr...

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  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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MN Reads spoke with James Norton about his book Lake Superior Flavors: A Field Guide to Food and Drink along the Circle Tour, which takes you on a ...

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  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 09:10
  • Purchases: 1
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MN Reads this week features Bruce Giebink, and photographer Bill Johnson talking about their book Minnesota Bug Hunt, an inside look on insects in ...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 1
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MN Reads featured author Deborah Jiang Stein talking about her memoir Prison Baby, and how she turned the discovery of her birth in prison to a her...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 10:18
  • Purchases: 1
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We will talk with Mary Relindes Ellis about her new book, Bohemian Flats. It’s the story of a man caught up in the immigrant culture of a river vil...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:08
  • Purchases: 1
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We will talk with author Larry Millet about the seventh installment in his mystery series. The latest Sherlock Homes and Shadwell Rafferty mystery,...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2014
  • Length: 08:48
  • Purchases: 1
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We will talk with author Margi Preus about her journey from the little girl who needed to write her own starring theatrical roles to the author of ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 1
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The Book of Killowen by Erin Hart is just out in paperback and now she’s working on the next book in the murder mystery series set in modern-day Ir...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 11:07
  • Purchases: 1
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We talked with author Jack El-Hai about his book Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines. It’s the story of eight decades of history: f...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 1
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We talked with author Kathleen Jesme, about her book of poems. Albedo is a collection of tricksters from Anton Mesmer to the inexplicable gods of O...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
  • Length: 11:48
  • Purchases: 1
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We talked with author Jeff Tucker about his book, Warmed by Windchill. It’s a memoir about the nine-month-old colt found frozen to the ground in a ...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 11:02
  • Purchases: 1
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An interview with author Sue Leaf about her book A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts, the first full biography of Thomas Sa...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 11:34
  • Purchases: 1
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MN Reads talks with author and historian Penny Peterson, about her book “Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront.” P...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:01
  • Purchases: 1
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We'll talk with author Mark Anthony Rolo, an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, about his book, “My Mother is Now Ear...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 11:42
  • Purchases: 1
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KUMD talks with poet Anna George Meek about her new collection “Engraved”. Inspired by nineteenth-century Webster's Dictionary engravings, "Engrave...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 09:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Dave Kenney talks to KUMD about his book “Minnesota in the ‘70s." The 1970s were more than big hair, mirror balls, and leisure suits. Minnesota tra...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 11:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Mary Casanova is the author of several books, including "Moose Tracks and Wolf Shadows" and "Frozen," the story of a young woman’s struggle to spea...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 08:06
  • Purchases: 1
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A picturesque manual on how to enjoy the beauty, wonder, and, yes, insanity of ice-fishing all year round. Breining's book, “A Hard Water World: I...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 1