Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

Swedish-American Borderlands: New Histories of Transatlantic Relations Swedish-American Borderlands New Histories of Transatlantic Relations Dag Blanck and Adam Hjorthén, Editors 2021 Spring
Reframing Swedish–American relations by focusing on contacts, crossings, and convergences beyond migration
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
Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life Citizen Swain Tales from a Minnesota Life Tom H. Swain 2021 Fall
An entertaining personal history of the state, told by one of its leading citizens
A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson A Private Wilderness The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson Sigurd F. Olson 2021 Spring
The personal diaries of one of America’s best-loved naturalists, revealing his difficult and inspiring path to finding his voice and becoming a writer
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
Watershed: Attending to Body and Earth in Distress Watershed Attending to Body and Earth in Distress Ranae Lenor Hanson 2021 Spring
A personal health crisis, stories from environmental refugees, and our climate in danger prompt a meditation on intimate connections between the health of the body and the health of the ecosystem
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
The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876 The Children of Lincoln White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876 William D. Green 2021 Spring
How white advocates of emancipation abandoned African American causes in the dark days of Reconstruction, told through the stories of four Minnesotans
Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota Nellie Francis Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota William D. Green 2020 Fall
The life and work of an African American suffragist and activist devoted to equality and freedom
Minnesota’s Natural Heritage: Second Edition Minnesota’s Natural Heritage Second Edition John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca A. Montgomery and John J. Moriarty 2021 Spring
The definitive work on Minnesota’s natural history and ecology—updated, expanded, and copiously illustrated to account for profound changes to the state’s natural landscape over the past twenty-five years
Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis Jim Walsh 2020 Fall
A veteran Twin Cities journalist and raconteur summons the life of the city after reporting and recording its stories for more than thirty years
The Magic Bullet: A Locked Room Mystery Featuring Shadwell Rafferty and Sherlock Holmes The Magic Bullet A Locked Room Mystery Featuring Shadwell Rafferty and Sherlock Holmes Larry Millett 2020 Fall
The thrilling sixth novel in local historian Larry Millett’s renowned mystery series
The Soup and Bread Cookbook The Soup and Bread Cookbook Beatrice Ojakangas 2020 Fall
More than one hundred delectable and satisfying soup and bread pairings from beloved James Beard Cookbook Hall of Famer Beatrice Ojakangas
Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son Fix What You Can Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for Her Son Mindy Greiling 2020 Fall
One mother’s fight to support her son and change a broken system
"But He Doesn't Know the Territory": The Story behind Meredith Willson’s The Music Man "But He Doesn't Know the Territory" The Story behind Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Meredith Willson 2020 Fall
Chronicles the creation of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man—reprinted now as the Broadway Edition