Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
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
Amherst Bulletin: A literary update: UMass professor offers first English translation of noted Danish novel since 1845
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
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.
PRI: Indigenous chef Sean Sherman wants you to know the truth behind Thanksgiving
"When you read about history, you read a lot about the hardships that happened between the colonists and the Native peoples that were living there on the East Coast," said Sherman. "And a lot of really brutal stories come out of that history."
The New Republic: Retirement in America? Too Expensive.
A new book examines the lives of expats in Ecuador and their struggle to stay in the middle class.
Film International: Rehistoricizing the Gaze
Elena Gorfinkel’s Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s
INTO: How Race and Trans Identity Emerged Together
Black transgender scholar and Cornell University professor C. Riley Snorton’s Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity offers a groundbreaking approach to the interlocking pasts of racial and trans identity.
Popmatters: Allen Ginsberg's Journals Offer Insight into Poetry, Culture, and Politics During the Cold War
The reader who is familiar with Howl will find a similar experience in reading Ginsberg's journals: words and scenes rush at you like a tidal wave, leaving you immersed and breathless, then, with surprising immediacy, lift you to another scene, sometimes frantic, sometimes serene.
TIME Magazine: The Thanksgiving Tale We Tell Is a Harmful Lie.
Every November, I get asked an unfortunate, loaded question: “You’re a Native American—what do you eat on Thanksgiving?” My answer spans my lifetime.
Star Tribune Wingnut blog: A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities.
Buy two copies of this book. One for yourself, the other a gift.
CBS Sunday Morning: The Sioux Chef
"You can throw a dart at a map of North America, and wherever it lands, there's gonna be culture, food, people and flavor to play with right there, and so many stories to tell you can write a book," said chef Sean Sherman. And he's done just that.
Off the Menu with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl: The Great Minnesota Cookie Book
Are bar cookies cookies?

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