Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book
The mission of this series is to republish new editions of significant out-of-print books that contribute to our understanding and appreciation of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Popular and beloved authors such as environmental activist Sigurd F. Olson and wilderness adventurer Calvin Rutstrum, as well as modern north woods pioneer Helen Hoover and the renowned artist/writer couple Francis Lee Jaques and Florence Page Jaques, are well represented in the series with contemporary editions of books that have been staples on cabin shelves for decades. From picture books of Wanda Gág’s children’s stories to William Durbin’s young adult novels about immigrants in northern Minnesota, from classical historical studies of the Mississippi River and midwestern railroads to Larry Millett’s mysteries that bring Sherlock Holmes to Minnesota, these books span a wide range of Minnesota literature and history for several generations of readers. This series is published with the generous assistance of the John K. and Elsie Lampert Fesler Fund and David R. and Elizabeth P. Fesler.
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Books in this Series
Blackwater Ben A young boy discovers harsh realities, secrets, and adventure at a northern Minnesota logging camp in 1898
Riot The gripping story of a Minnesota milling town ripped apart by tension and violence
Wolf Shadows In this sequel to Moose Tracks, Seth’s mixed feelings about a debate in his northern Minnesota town over the growing wolf packs puts him at odds with his friend Matt. When he sees Matt commit a horrible act of violence, Seth angrily abandons him, unaware that a blizzard is on the way, and now must try to rescue his friend.
Moose Tracks One boy’s thrilling adventure in Minnesota’s north woods
The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald A Secret Boyhood Diary Brings to light F. Scott Fitzgerald’s boyhood St. Paul diary
Mighty Fitz The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald A moving account of the legendary Great Lakes shipwreck
Fool for Love F. Scott Fitzgerald A remarkable biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, written by one of the nation’s best biographers
The Disenchanted A moving, controversial novel that captured both the dazzling spirit and the bitter disenchantment of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age
Turn Here Sweet Corn Organic Farming Works A master class in organic farming, a lesson in entrepreneurship, a love story, and a legal thriller
Wilderness Days A selection of Sigurd F. Olson’s finest writing on the splendor of the great outdoors, hand-picked by the master himself
The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes Nonstop suspense unfolds as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel from London to New York to Chicago in pursuit of a vicious and cunning killer
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance Shadwell Rafferty crosses the river to Minneapolis to investigate murder and corruption with the help of Holmes and Watson
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson come to Minnesota, on the trail of the famous Kensington Rune Stone
Playful Slider The North American River Otter Playful Slider invites young readers to learn more about one of the most interesting of North American mammals
Through No Fault of My Own A Girl’s Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age A young teenage girl’s escapades as part of St. Paul’s social elite in the 1920s
Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders When one of St. Paul’s wealthiest scions loses his head—literally—it’s up to Holmes and Watson to track a cold-blooded killer
Song of Sampo Lake A gripping depiction of frontier life on the Minnesota Iron Range
The Darkest Evening An adventurous tale of one Finnish American family’s encounter with the “Red broom”
The Music of Failure The 25th anniversary edition of Bill Holm’s influential first book of essays
Carew The candid and compelling memoir of Rod Carew, one of baseball’s greatest players
Wanda Gág A Life of Art and Stories A lively and accessible biography of the beloved author of Millions of Cats
The Wily Woodchucks A summer getaway to All Creation brings furry, hungry surprises
Milwaukee Road Remembered Relive the heyday of the Milwaukee Road in this fond look back
Three Gay Tales from Grimm Enchanting adaptations of Grimm by renowned artist and author Wanda Gág
Legends of Paul Bunyan The collected lore of Minnesota’s favorite lumberjack hero
A New Theatre A tribute to the founding of the Guthrie Theatre by the master himself
The 400 Story Chicago & North Western’s Premier Passenger Trains “400 miles in 400 minutes . . . the fastest train on the American continent.” —advertisement, December 1934
Island Folk The People of Isle Royale Experience the arresting beauty and charm of Isle Royale
Homes in the Heartland Balloon Frame Farmhouses of the Upper Midwest Discover the architecture and construction behind the ubiquitous farmhouses of the Midwest
Seven Iron Men The Merritts and the Discovery of the Mesabi Range The true and tragic story of discovery and swindling on Minnesota’s Iron Range
Rails to the North Star A Minnesota Railroad Atlas The sought-after standard reference on Minnesota railroad history
The White Pine Industry in Minnesota A History The long-awaited return of this authoritative and influential history
The Hiawatha Story The illustrated history of one of the most spectacularly successful passenger trains of all time.
Finding Betty Crocker The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food An entertaining and informative social history of a culinary icon
More Tales from Grimm Enchanting adaptations of Grimm’s fairy tales by renowned artist and author Wanda Gág
Tales from Grimm Wanda Gág’s captivating interpretations of Grimm’s fairy tales
Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman A classic story with a message of peace, tolerance, and kindness—illustrated by Betsy Bowen
American City A Rank and File History of Minneapolis A “civic biography” that examines a critical event in the labor history of Minneapolis—and the United States
Dining Car to the Pacific The “Famously Good” Food of the Northern Pacific Railway A tribute to the lost era of the railway dining car, with 150 authentic recipes—back in print!
Nothing at All “Nothing at All” is the name of an orphaned puppy living with his two brothers until two children come to adopt them. Unfortunately, Nothing at All gets inadvertently left behind—not out of cruelty, but because he is invisible!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wanda Gág interjects her own humor and adorable illustrations into this classic tale of the Brothers Grimm.
The ABC Bunny An unfortunate accident with an Apple drives Bunny from Bunnyland to Elsewhere. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny’s journey, through what he eats (Greens), to whom he meets (Insects, Jay, Kitten, Lizard), and then a little sleep (Nap), to Tripping back to town, right side Up and Up-side-down.
The Lake District of Minneapolis A History of the Calhoun-Isles Community A colorful history of one of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods—now back in print!
The Wilderness Life An inspiring guide for true wilderness living—now back in print!
St. Paul’s Historic Summit Avenue A lively history of the best-preserved Victorian boulevard in America—now back in print!
Mostly Mississippi A Very Damp Adventure The charming classic of river travel—now back in print!
Minnesota Logging Railroads The fascinating history of the logging industry and railroads in northern Minnesota
The Missabe Road The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway The history of the ore boom on the Iron Range and the role railroads played
Voices on the River The Story of the Mississippi Waterways A captivating history of river travelers—now available for the first time in paperback!
Once upon a Wilderness The complete outdoorsman looks back on fifty years of wilderness adventures to find answers to today’s questions.
Explorers of the Mississippi Spirited stories of the heroes and scoundrels who explored the Big Muddy—now back in print!
The Long Ships Passing The Story of the Great Lakes A dramatic account of three centuries of people and ships that sailed the Great Lakes
A-Rafting on the Mississip’ An entertaining account of the golden era of lumber rafting, back in print!
Old Times on the Upper Mississippi Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot from 1854 to 1863 A long-awaited new edition of the steamboating classic.
Citadel in the Wilderness The Story of Fort Snelling and the Northwest Frontier The lively history of this frontier fort.
The Minnesota A fascinating depiction of the lives led along this major American river.
Lob Trees in the Wilderness The Human and Natural History of the Boundary Waters The classic account of human impact on the North Woods.
Paradise Below Zero The Classic Guide to Winter Camping Indispensable advice on enjoying the great outdoors in winter.
The New Way of the Wilderness The Classic Guide to Survival in the Wild The complete resource on backcountry camping from a legendary wilderness expert.
Lake Superior The captivating history of the world’s largest freshwater lake.
North American Canoe Country The Classic Guide to Canoe Technique The essential resource on how to canoe, now back in print.
Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country Two legendary naturalists journey through the North Country’s seasons.
A Place in the Woods A beloved Minnesota author tells her tale of everyday life in the woods.
Reflections from the North Country Olson’s wilderness philosophy, now in paperback for the first time.
Open Horizons Olson’s inspirational life story, told in his own words, now available in paperback.
North Star Country A social history of the Upper Midwest by an icon of twentieth-century radicalism.
The Gift of the Deer The classic story of a family of deer and the humans who loved them.
The Long-Shadowed Forest A beloved naturalist’s guide to the northern wilderness around her remote cabin.
Runes of the North Olson’s spiritual reflections on the northern wilderness, now available in paper for the first time.
The Lonely Land A thrilling tale of white-water adventure, now in paper for the first time.
Listening Point Poetic meditations about Olson’s cabin and his life there.
The Singing Wilderness A long-awaited paperback edition of this classic bestseller.
Voyageur Country The Story of Minnesota’s National Park Examines the beauty, history, and controversy of Voyageurs National Park.
The Geese Fly High A handsomely illustrated account, now in paperback for the first time.
Portage into the Past A Minnesota canoe enthusiast retraces the routes of the voyageurs.
Tracks in the Wild A beautiful children’s book detailing Minnesota’s northwoods animals and their tracks
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon The first novel in the series that brought Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John D. Watson to turn-of-the-century Minnesota
The Meaning of Wilderness Essential Articles and Speeches An indispensable collection of Olson’s rarest writings—at last in paperback
The Summer Sherman Loved Me A middle grade novel about love, family relationships, and what it means to grow up
The Salvager The Life of Captain Tom Reid on the Great Lakes “The dramatic story of great disasters and of the gambles that are the life and blood of the salvage business.” —The New York Times
Shelter Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North A northwoods exploration of family, immigration, and connection to the land
Frozen A young woman’s struggle to speak for herself—no matter the risks—from critically acclaimed and award-winning author Mary Casanova
A Peculiar Imbalance The Fall and Rise of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837–1869 The untold story of what it meant to be a black member of early Minnesota society
Stealing Thunder The gripping tale of a young girl’s desperate attempt to save the horse she loves
When Eagles Fall An intense adventure story of girl versus nature in Minnesota’s north woods
Voices of Rondo Oral Histories of Saint Paul’s Historic Black Community A look at the historic Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul through the eyes of thirty-three former residents—back in print
KUMD: Mary Casanova on the power of blueberry pancakes. Jan 28, 2016 Mary Casanova, author, most recently, of 'Wake Up, Island,' on collaboration, breaking the rules, and the power of blueberry pancakes.
Author feature: William Durbin Jun 28, 2014 Interview in the Hibbing Daily Tribune.
MN Reads: Mary Casanova Jan 08, 2014 KUMD interviews the author of Frozen, Moose Tracks, and Wolf Shadows.
The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A lesson on self-awareness without self-consciousness. Jan 19, 2014 Maria Popova of Brain Pickings reviews.
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Bringing Mary Casanova's first two books back into print Dec 21, 2013 On University of Minnesota Press's bringing MOOSE TRACKS and WOLF SHADOWS back into print.