Wordplay 2023 Exclusive: 30% off through July 15

Virtual presence for attendees of The Loft Literary Center's 2023 Wordplay Festival.

 

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Press's web sale for attendees of the 2023 Wordplay Festival at the Loft Literary Center.


All books below are 30% off using code MNWORD23
through Saturday, July 15, 2023.

 

A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum A Natural Curiosity The Story of the Bell Museum Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin and Gwen Schagrin 2021 Fall
A richly illustrated tour of Minnesota’s premier natural history museum after 150 years
A Song over Miskwaa Rapids: A Novel A Song over Miskwaa Rapids A Novel Linda LeGarde Grover 2023 Fall
A fifty-year-old mystery converges with a present-day struggle over family, land, and history
A Wild Path A Wild Path Douglas Wood 2023 Fall
A soul-satisfying journey through the wilderness that uncovers hope, healing, and the abiding grace of wild things
After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief After Effects A Memoir of Complicated Grief Andrea Gilats 2021 Fall
An intensely moving and revelatory memoir of enduring and emerging from exceptional grief
Architecture and Objects Architecture and Objects Graham Harman 2022 Spring
Thinking through object-oriented ontology—and the work of architects such as Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid—to explore new concepts of the relationship between form and function
Blood in the Tracks: The Minnesota Musicians behind Dylan's Masterpiece Blood in the Tracks The Minnesota Musicians behind Dylan's Masterpiece Paul Metsa and Rick Shefchik 2023 Spring
The story of the Minneapolis musicians unexpectedly summoned to re-record half of the songs on Bob Dylan's most acclaimed album
Break Point: Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX Break Point Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX Sheri Brenden 2022 Fall
How two teenage girls in Minnesota jump-started a revolution in high school athletics
By the Fire: Sami Folktales and Legends By the Fire Sami Folktales and Legends Emilie Demant Hatt 2022 Fall
The first English publication of Sami folktales from Scandinavia collected and illustrated in the early twentieth century
Cosmic Trip: Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970 Cosmic Trip Rock Concerts at the Minneapolis Labor Temple 1969-1970 Christian A. Peterson 2021 Fall
A trip through Minneapolis rock concert history framed through psychedelic poster art
Days Like Smoke: A Minnesota Boyhood Days Like Smoke A Minnesota Boyhood Jon Hassler 2021 Fall
The memoir of a small-town childhood by one of Minnesota’s favorite writers, now published for the first time
Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers Dreaming Our Futures Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers Brenda J. Child and Howard Oransky, Editors 2023 Fall
A beautiful collection of the art and life stories of regional Native painters
Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood: Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic Charlotte Wrigley 2023 Spring
Exploring one of the greatest potential contributors to climate change—thawing permafrost—and the anxiety of extinction on an increasingly hostile planet
Eastcliff: History of a Home Eastcliff History of a Home Karen Fults Kaler 2022 Fall
An illustrated tour of this historic mansion on the Mississippi River, now the official home of the president of the University of Minnesota—and the most-visited public residence in the state
Finding Turtle Farm: My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community-Supported Agriculture Finding Turtle Farm My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community-Supported Agriculture Angela Tedesco 2022 Spring
The story of starting and running an organic farm—told by the woman who owned one of the first Community Supported Agriculture operations in the Upper Midwest
Fishing!: A Novel Fishing! A Novel Sarah Stonich 2020 Spring
A hilarious saga of fishing, family, and three generations of tough, independent women—the first in a trilogy
For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness For the Love of Cod A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness Eric Dregni 2023 Spring
What makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate?
From Lapland to Sápmi: Collecting and Returning Sámi Craft and Culture From Lapland to Sápmi Collecting and Returning Sámi Craft and Culture Barbara Sjoholm 2023 Spring
A cultural history of Sápmi and the Nordic countries as told through objects and artifacts
Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda LeGarde Grover 2021 Fall
Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior
Grandmother’s Pigeon Grandmother’s Pigeon Louise Erdrich 2021 Fall
A grandmother’s sudden departure leaves her family with an even more puzzling, and wondrous, surprise in this enchanting story from the National Book Award–winning author—at last back in print
Gunflint Falling: Blowdown in the Boundary Waters Gunflint Falling Blowdown in the Boundary Waters Cary J. Griffith 2023 Fall
Stories from survivors of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness’s epochal weather disaster
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir Hope in the Struggle A Memoir Josie R. Johnson 2021 Spring
How a Black woman from Texas became one of the most well-known civil rights activists in Minnesota, detailing seven remarkable decades of fighting for fairness in voting, housing, education, and employment
Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic Hudson Bay Bound Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic Natalie Warren 2022 Spring
The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay
Impermanence: Life and Loss on Superior’s South Shore Impermanence Life and Loss on Superior’s South Shore Sue Leaf 2023 Fall
A personal journey through the ever-changing natural and cultural history of Lake Superior’s South Shore
In the Company of Grace: A Veterinarian's Memoir of Trauma and Healing In the Company of Grace A Veterinarian's Memoir of Trauma and Healing Jody Lulich 2022 Fall
The son of a Black mother and white father overcomes family trauma to find the courage of compassion in veterinary practice
Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson Inside the Spiral The Passions of Robert Smithson Suzaan Boettger 2023 Spring
An expansive and revelatory study of Robert Smithson’s life and the hidden influences on his iconic creations
Latin Art in Minnesota: Conversations and What’s Next Latin Art in Minnesota Conversations and What’s Next William G. Franklin, Editor 2023 Spring
A richly illustrated and personal presentation of the lives and careers of twelve Latin American artists in Minnesota
Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver Loon Lessons Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver James D. Paruk 2021 Spring
The nature of the common loon, from biology to behavior, from one of the world’s foremost observers of the revered waterbird
Making Love with the Land: Essays Making Love with the Land Essays Joshua Whitehead 2024 Fall
A moving and deeply personal excavation of Indigenous beauty and passion in a suffering world
Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater Making the Carry The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater Timothy Cochrane 2022 Fall
An extraordinary illustrated biography of a Métis man and Anishinaabe woman navigating great changes in their homeland along the U.S.–Canada border in the early twentieth century
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2022 Spring
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
Not the Camilla We Knew: One Woman’s Path from Small-town America to the Symbionese Liberation Army Not the Camilla We Knew One Woman’s Path from Small-town America to the Symbionese Liberation Army Rachael Hanel 2022 Fall
The mystery of how an ordinary Minnesota girl came to be, briefly, one of the most wanted domestic terrorists in the United States
Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows Olav Audunssøn I. Vows Sigrid Undset 2020 Fall
The initial volume in the Nobel Prize–winning author’s tumultuous, epic story of medieval Norway—the first new English translation in nearly a century
Olav Audunssøn II: II. Providence Olav Audunssøn II II. Providence Sigrid Undset 2021 Fall
The second volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of medieval Norway, finely capturing Undset’s fluid, natural style in a new English translation, the first in nearly a century
Olav Audunssøn III: III. Crossroads Olav Audunssøn III III. Crossroads Sigrid Undset 2022 Fall
The third volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic story of medieval Norway, finely capturing Undset’s fluid, natural style in the first English translation in nearly a century
Olav Audunssøn IV: IV. Winter Olav Audunssøn IV IV. Winter Sigrid Undset 2023 Fall
The fourth and final volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of one man’s fateful life in medieval Norway
On the Wandering Paths On the Wandering Paths Sylvain Tesson 2022 Spring
A walking journey through France’s vast interior becomes a meditation on both personal recovery and the role of history in the present—more than 425,000 copies sold in France
One Winter Up North One Winter Up North John Owens 2022 Fall
A wordless picture-book journey through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in winter, snowshoeing the frozen lakes and silent forest with family, encountering the wonders of northern wildlife in the cold season
Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence Queer Silence On Disability and Rhetorical Absence J. Logan Smilges 2022 Fall
Championing the liberatory potential of silence to address the fraught disability politics of queerness
Rafferty’s Last Case: A Minnesota Mystery Featuring Sherlock Holmes Rafferty’s Last Case A Minnesota Mystery Featuring Sherlock Holmes Larry Millett 2023 Fall
Now in paperback, in this ninth Minnesota mystery Shadwell Rafferty, with the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, may have solved his own murder
Raising Ollie: How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know Raising Ollie How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know Tom Rademacher 2021 Fall
The account of one radically new school year for a Teacher of the Year and for his nonbinary, art-obsessed, brilliant child
Reeling: A Novel Reeling A Novel Sarah Stonich 2021 Fall
RayAnne’s next adventure takes our intrepid heroine, haunted by her beloved grandmother’s death, to New Zealand to film a new season of her all-women fishing talk show
Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight Shannon Gibney 2023 Spring
Six-year-old Sam, with his Liberian dad and African American mom, finds a way to bring everyone in his cross-cultural family together at the dinner table
Seven Aunts Seven Aunts Staci Lola Drouillard 2022 Spring
Part memoir, part cultural history, these memories of seven aunts holding home and family together tell a crucial, often overlooked story of women of the twentieth century
Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad Side Affects On Being Trans and Feeling Bad Hil Malatino 2022 Spring
How the “bad feelings” of trans experience inform trans survival and flourishing
Smoke on the Waterfront: The Northern Waters Smokehaus Cookbook Smoke on the Waterfront The Northern Waters Smokehaus Cookbook Northern Waters Smokehaus 2023 Fall
A cultural icon of Lake Superior cuisine shares its story, recipes, and techniques
Strike!: Twenty Days in 1970 When Minneapolis Teachers Broke the Law Strike! Twenty Days in 1970 When Minneapolis Teachers Broke the Law William D. Green 2024 Spring
The complex and dramatic history of an illegal teachers’ strike that forever altered labor relations and Minnesota politics
Take My Word for It: A Dictionary of English Idioms Take My Word for It A Dictionary of English Idioms Anatoly Liberman 2022 Fall
Three centuries of English idioms—their unusual origins and unexpected interpretations
The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access The Architecture of Disability Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access David Gissen 2022 Fall
A radical critique of architecture that places disability at the heart of the built environment
The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever Beatrice Ojakangas 2022 Spring
500 casseroles for every occasion—sweet and savory, hearty and light, homey and festive—from beloved James Beard Cookbook Hall of Famer Beatrice Ojakangas
The Big Island: A Story of Isle Royale The Big Island A Story of Isle Royale Julian May 2021 Fall
First published in 1968, this engrossing and beautiful picture book about wildlife on Isle Royale is available again
The Big Sugar: A Brigid Reardon Mystery The Big Sugar A Brigid Reardon Mystery Mary Logue 2024 Fall
A move to Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1881 presents Brigid Reardon a complicated new mystery to solve
The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan The Dylan Tapes Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan Anthony Scaduto 2021 Fall
The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era
The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information The Filing Cabinet A Vertical History of Information Craig Robertson 2021 Spring
The history of how a deceptively ordinary piece of office furniture transformed our relationship with information
The King of Skid Row: John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis The King of Skid Row John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis James Eli Shiffer 2023 Fall
The story of a much different Minneapolis, through the words and photographs of one of its most colorful characters—now in paperback
The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade The Last Bookseller A Life in the Rare Book Trade Gary Goodman 2023 Fall
A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade—now in paperback
The Last Supper Club: A Waiter’s Requiem The Last Supper Club A Waiter’s Requiem Matthew Batt 2023 Fall
A witty and humble tribute to the sometimes profane, sometimes profound world of waiting tables
The Lichen Museum The Lichen Museum A. Laurie Palmer 2023 Spring
A radical proposal for how a tiny organism can transform our understanding of human relations
The Needle and the Lens: Pop Goes to the Movies from Rock ’n’ Roll to Synthwave The Needle and the Lens Pop Goes to the Movies from Rock ’n’ Roll to Synthwave Nate Patrin 2023 Fall
How the creative use of pop music in film—think Saturday Night Fever or Apocalypse Now—has shaped and shifted music history since the 1960s
The Perennial Kitchen: Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future The Perennial Kitchen Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future Beth Dooley 2021 Spring
Recipes and resources connect thoughtfully grown, gathered, and prepared ingredients to a healthy future—for food, farming, and humankind
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen Sean Sherman 2017 Fall
Award-winning recipes, stories, and wisdom from the celebrated indigenous chef and his team
The Ski Jumpers: A Novel The Ski Jumpers A Novel Peter Geye 2023 Fall
Now in paperback: a writer and former ski jumper facing a terminal diagnosis takes one more leap—into a past of soaring flights and broken family bonds
The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives The Sky Watched Poems of Ojibwe Lives Linda LeGarde Grover 2022 Fall
A collective memoir in poetry of an Ojibwe family and tribal community, from creation myth to this day, updated with new poems
The Steger Homestead Kitchen: Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life The Steger Homestead Kitchen Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life Will Steger and Rita Mae Steger 2021 Fall
Personal and simple, earthy and warm—recipes and stories from the Steger Wilderness Center in Minnesota’s north woods
The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself Racial Myths and Our American Narratives David Mura 2022 Fall
Uncovering the pernicious narratives white people create to justify white supremacy and sustain racist oppression
This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments This Contested Land The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments McKenzie Long 2024 Spring
One woman’s enlightening trek through the natural histories, cultural stories, and present perils of thirteen national monuments, from Maine to Hawaii—now available in paperback
Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response Trauma Sponges Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response Jeremy Norton 2023 Spring
Beyond an adrenaline ride or a chronicle of bravura heroics, this unflinching view of a Minneapolis firefighter reveals the significant toll of emergency response
Troll Magic: Hidden Folk from the Mountains and Forests of Norway Troll Magic Hidden Folk from the Mountains and Forests of Norway Theodor Kittelsen 2022 Spring
A collection of macabre and magical folklore from the “godfather” of the Norwegian troll
Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark Walleye A Beautiful Fish of the Dark Paul J. Radomski 2022 Spring
Walleye, the holy grail of game fish: on catching them, understanding their biology and history, and ensuring their survival
Waterfall: A Novel Waterfall A Novel Mary Casanova 2022 Fall
Trinity Baird’s hope for independence is tenuous, especially when her family has the final say—and the power to lock her away
We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World We Are Meant to Rise Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, Editors 2021 Fall
A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota
What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color What God Is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, Editors 2019 Fall
Native women and women of color poignantly share their pain, revelations, and hope after experiencing the traumas of miscarriage and infant loss
White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation White Burgers, Black Cash Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation Naa Oyo A. Kwate 2023 Spring
The long and pernicious relationship between fast food restaurants and the African American community
Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Winter’s Children A Celebration of Nordic Skiing Ryan Rodgers 2021 Fall
The story of Nordic skiing in the Midwest—its origins and history, its star athletes and races, and its place in the region’s social fabric and the nation’s winter recreation
Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal Wolf Island Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal L. David Mech 2020 Fall
The world’s leading wolf expert describes the first years of a major study that transformed our understanding of one of nature’s most iconic creatures
Yang Warriors Yang Warriors Kao Kalia Yang 2021 Spring
Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee camp