Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
"A full-color, all-senses-engaged trip into Burroughs’ beautiful, tragic Mexican world."
Review of THE STRAY BULLET in Empty Mirror.
A Gardener's Reading: Growing Perennials in Cold Climates
A Northern Gardener (blog) reviews Growing Perennials in Cold Climates by Mike Heger, John Whitman, and Debbie Lonnee.
A Gardener's Reading: The Northern Heartland Kitchen
The Northern Heartland Kitchen, a cookbook by Beth Dooley, reviewed on My Northern Garden. Includes Dooley's carrot-parsley salad recipe.
A History Book for the Future
Brief review of BODY AND SOUL by Alondra Nelson in Real Health Magazine.
A History of Haptics: Electric Eels to an Ultimate Display
HaptX interviews David Parisi.
A lasting Minnesota legacy
The Saint Paul Audubon Society reviews A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIRDS by Sue Leaf.
A Latent Talent
Review of Mark Dery's I MUST NOT THINK BAD THOUGHTS by Rick McGrath.
A love affair with birds - and photography
Exploring Minnesota's Natural History looks at Sue Leaf's new book.
"A masterpiece of poetry and prose."
Once Upon A Blog reviews THE BOOK OF ONE HUNDRED RIDDLES OF THE FAIRY BELLARIA.
A memoir that won’t let you down
Blog tour parts one and two with Rachael Hanel, author of We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down.
A model of the California State House in almonds and more
The News-Gazette discusses Pam Simpson's CORN PALACES AND BUTTER QUEENS.
"A must for aviation buffs everywhere."
The Chicago Tribune on NON-STOP.
"A must-have for any film buff"
Out of the Past blog on Thomas Schatz's GENIUS OF THE SYSTEM.
A New Negentropic Subject: Reviewing Michel Serres' Biogea
continent. reviews this book distributed for Univocal Publishing.
A Nonfiction Tour of America: 50 Books for 50 States
Minnesota's is THE MUSIC OF FAILURE by Bill Holm.
A personal & historical take on the city of Duluth
WTIP North Shore Community Radio interviews Michael Fedo, author of ZENITH CITY.
"A phenomenal and fundamental book"
On Sarah Wasserman's THE DEATH OF THINGS/ Dan Sinykin
A picture perfect book for vacation reading
Review of Mary Casanova's Wake Up, Island: "A picture book worth the investment."
A portrait of the poet as a child
Translated now for the first time, Twelve Views from the Distance greatly enhances our understanding of Mutsuo Takahashi and his work.
"A powerful antidote to the one-dimensional portrayal of public housing": Shelterforce review of 'More Than Shelter'
Shelterforce review of 'More Than Shelter' by Amy L. Howard
A Revelatory Dissection of What It Was to Be a Gay Movie Star
PopMatters reviews THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK HUDSON.
"A sharp image of an underserved community."
Review of EATING FIRE by Kelly Cogswell in Windy City Media Group.
"A story of helping the earth to heal itself."
Iowa City author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and her friend Iowa City illustrator Claudia McGehee are both nature enthusiasts. It seems most fitting, then, that the creative duo teamed up to put together a lovely and inspiring new children’s picture book called “Creekfinding: A True Story.”
A teaching moment about politics and Komen
Samantha King, author of PINK RIBBONS, INC., writes an op-ed for CNN.
'A valuable look into the rarely written about world of the Great Lakes salvage business'
Michigan in Books blog reviews THE SALVAGER.
A Veteran's Return: Visiting the bench where my parents' future began.
Peter Smith, author of A CAVALCADE OF LESSER HORRORS and A PORCH SOFA ALMANAC, writes a column for Zocalo Public Square.
A Weekly Dose of Architecture: The City as Campus
A Weekly Dose of Architecture reviews Sharon Haar's THE CITY AS CAMPUS.
"A wild ride, a combination adventure story, ethnography, and personal journey"
The Journal of Folklore Research reviews ON THE RUN IN SIBERIA by Rane Willerslev.
'Twin Ports by Trolley': "A wistful look at what we had not so long ago":
Jay Furst from Post Bulletin mentions 'Twin Ports by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Duluth-Superior' by Aaron Isaacs in a book review article.
AAIHS: On Michelle' Wright's Physics of Blackness
As President Obama finishes out his time in office, Michelle Wright allows us to reflect on the question of whether he was or wasn’t the nation’s “first black president.” President Obama, for people like Donald Trump, has been both too black and not black enough.