Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
Advocate: Iron Curtain Journals a "must-read"
This work is a must-read for those looking to better understand Ginsberg and his times.
"A masterpiece of poetry and prose."
Once Upon A Blog reviews THE BOOK OF ONE HUNDRED RIDDLES OF THE FAIRY BELLARIA.
Ideal nighttime stories for children: Seven Ways to Trick a Troll
On moving forward: Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart
The mighty Metropolitan Building comes back to life
Architectural historian Larry Millett reveals the history of a long-lost Minneapolis landmark in his new book, "Metropolitan Dreams."
Trans — a legacy of change
Dallas Voice: New books explain long history in the understanding of gender identity.
Chicago Review of Books' Best Nature Writing of 2018
Includes Nicole Seymour's BAD ENVIRONMENTALISM.
Popmatters: 80 Best Books of 2018
Includes Evelyne Grossman's THE ANGUISH OF THOUGHT.
Lavender Magazine: Gay, Inc.
A thought-provoking work that leads to no easy solutions while raising many questions about wealth and privilege within the GLBT community itself. Consider the subtitle.
Society + Space Review Forum: A House of Prayer for All People
This online forum includes an introduction by forum editor Lia Frederiksen; reviews by Natalie Oswin, Geraldine Pratt, and Farhang Rouhani; and a response from author David K. Seitz.
The Guardian: Six of 2018's best new books about video games
Includes Aubrey Anable's PLAYING WITH FEELINGS.
Recipes at WPR: Almond Palmiers, Italian Almond Cookies, Devil's Delight Cookies
Choice recipes from THE GREAT MINNESOTA COOKIE BOOK reprinted at Wisconsin Public Radio.
Uproxx: The Best Kitchen Gifts For The Wannabe Chef In Your Life
This is an essential book for any kitchen shelf.
Journal of Architectural Education: Modernism as Memory
All the Anime: Interpreting Anime
An admirably written book, fantastically accessible for readers with next to no knowledge of academic theory.
KMSP Morning Buzz: Laurentian Divide
With Sarah Stonich.
Lithub: Read from Allen Ginsberg's Cuba Journals
A POET'S INCANTATORY DESCRIPTIONS OF HAVANA.
Amherst Bulletin: A literary update: UMass professor offers first English translation of noted Danish novel since 1845
On THE IMPROVISATORE.
Rising Up with Sonali: Bad Environmentalism
There is bad news about the global climate every day. We’re burning more fossil fuels instead of less, the predictions are more dire than scientists thought, and the impacts are shattering: deadly wildfires, super-storms and unseasonal hurricanes, horrendous heat waves.
Monica Cure on the power of the postcard
Interview in The Hedgehog and the Fox.
KFAI: The Natural World of the Twin Cities
John J. Moriarty has written a Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities, published this year by University of Minnesota Press, and he recently joined Paul Brohaugh of KFAI's Poetry, Science and Wrestling to talk about the book.
Community Reporter: Horticulture as the art and science of growing
Review of A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NATURAL WORLD OF THE TWIN CITIES.
neural.it: Archaeologies of Touch
A remarkable book, solidly documented and will potentially enlighten a vast number of people working with cultural and social technologies.
When We Talk About Animals: Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
Sue Savage-Rumbaugh on speaking with bonobos, humanity’s closest living relatives
Eden Prairie News: Documenting Twin Cities wildlife
The senior manager of wildlife for the Three Rivers Park District and the former director of the Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley have come together to create a book on the habitats and wildlife of the Twin Cities.
When the ice melts.
4.5 out of 5 stars for Sarah Stonich's LAURENTIAN DIVIDE.
Flavorwire’s Ultimate Gift Guide for the Pop Culture Aficionado In Your Life
With Werner Herzog's Scenarios and Scenarios II.
Star Tribune: Holiday Books Guide
Includes Hush Hush, Forest; The Great Minnesota Cookie Book; and Metropolitan Dreams.
Pioneer Press: 15 good reads for the grown-ups on your holiday gift list
Finish the Thanksgiving leftovers, put away the good china and start thinking holiday gifts. For the adult readers on your list, here are 15 books by Minnesota writers published this year. All have been praised for good writing that combines exciting plots with interesting characters.
Publishers Weekly: Iron Curtain Journals
Fans will find fresh nuances and a richly intimate and immersive atmosphere.

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