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Publishers Weekly review of THE SKI JUMPERS
Jun 20, 2022
The delicate balance of family dynamics and the unshakable grip that the past holds on the present are center stage in the heartfelt latest from Geye.
Star Tribune: "SEVEN AUNTS is a rich group portrait"
Jun 17, 2022
Staci Lola Drouillard's new memoir has many merits, none more important than its generous spirit. Rather than grabbing the lead role for herself, the Grand Marais, Minn., author cedes the spotlight to family members who taught her valuable lessons about history, love and family.
Hometown Source: "One of the very best books I've ever read"
Jun 17, 2022
I hope that Drouillard inspires families to spend time this summer learning about the challenges that family elders, alive and passed on, have faced and survived.
Bookforum interview with Kai Bosworth: "What the People Want"
Jun 16, 2022
Extending the horizon of environmentalist politics beyond public participation, scientific expertise, and a regulatory state is both possible and necessary for a decolonial climate movement. 
Post Bulletin: "Three books from the University of Minnesota Press serve varied interests"
Jun 14, 2022
Memories, mystery and museum histories: three books from the University of Minnesota Press serve varied interests.
Danya Glabau discusses FOOD ALLERGY ADVOCACY on New Books in Education
Jun 10, 2022
In Food Allergy Advocacy: Parenting and the Politics of Care, Danya Glabau follows parents and activists as they fight for allergen-free environments, accurate labeling, the fair application of disability law, and access to life-saving medications for food-allergic children in the United States.
VCU News: Exploring strategic connections between populism and the debate on pipelines
Jun 09, 2022
In his new book, VCU assistant professor Kai Bosworth looks at the theory of populism and how it relates to the world today.
The Atlantic: Nine books that helped me reframe my relationship to viruses
Jun 08, 2022
Narratives and theory about bodies, health, illness, and memory are necessary to understand how viruses shape our world. This reading list collects some of the books, from genres including queer theory, memoir, poetry, and scholarship, that helped guide me, and my writing, to a fuller understanding of our messy biology.
Archie Davies discusses FOR A NEW GEOGRAPHY on New Books in Geography
Jun 08, 2022
Arriving in English at a time of renewed interest in alternative geographical traditions and the history of radical geography, it takes its place in the canonical works of critical geography.
Book Riot: The 100 Most Influential Queer Books of All Time
Jun 06, 2022
Snorton's book is lauded for being a crucial contribution into the work of queer and trans narratives.
BATMAN SAVES THE CONGO included in Washington Post African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular
Jun 03, 2022
The African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular is back for its ninth year!
Rain Taxi Review of Books: French Writers in English Translation
Jun 02, 2022
Are these 1,066 pages worth the trouble? Unequivocally.
Bjørn Ekeberg for IAI News: "The Delusions of Cosmology"
Jun 01, 2022
The idea that the universe started with a Big Bang is a key tenet of the standard model of cosmology. But that model is a lot less scientific than it’s taken to be.
Ms. Magazine: June 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us
Jun 01, 2022
In this unique and compelling memoir, Staci Lola Drouillard tells the stories of her seven aunts—Anishinaabe and European—whose strength, spirit and determination to thrive illustrate that of so many other overlooked women throughout history.
Insight News: "In these written words for social justice there is strength"
May 30, 2022
Where white supremacy and systemic racism would seek to silence our voices, the shared experiences of these BIPOC authors demand to be heard. In these written words for social justice there is strength. There is resilience. There is power. 
Minnesota Women's Press: De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders
May 28, 2022
We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.
Journal of Modern Literature: The key role of editors in the postwar era
May 27, 2022
Marking an end to the powerful trope of the editor as gatekeeper, The Editor Function demonstrates how practices of editing and publishing constitute their own kinds of thought, calling on us to rethink what we read and how.
Northfield News: St. Olaf graduate shares about canoe trip from Minnesota to the Arctic in new book
May 26, 2022
In her book, Warren documents the quiet moments of joy at paddling through a pristine landscape that not only took one’s breath away but the words to adequately describe it. She also retraces the constant pitfalls of the women’s trek in her spellbinding account.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Blog: "I love seeing Gág's artwork made available for the youngest of children."
May 22, 2022
The original book is a tall one, and the board book, of course, is a much smaller trim size, one made for the hands of wee ones. (Let’s expose them to Wanda Gág’s artwork as soon as we can, yes?)
Modern Farmer: 10 New Cookbooks We've Been Cooking From This Spring
May 22, 2022
This new cookbook celebrates the dishes Rita Mae serves at the center, including a whole chicken roasted over a fire pit, mushroom and wild rice soup, berry pie and a vibrant-hued cashew beet butter.
The Current: DYLAN TAPES book revisits interviews from Bob Dylan's first biography
May 20, 2022
When An Intimate Biography was published, its most revelatory parts were Scaduto’s depictions of Dylan’s youth in and around Hibbing and Duluth, and his brief stint at the University of Minnesota. In transcript form, this tendency goes deeper.
The Architectural Review: Migration at the Margins
May 19, 2022
THE MIGRANT'S PARADOX insists on a recognition of the overlapping forces of racial capitalism which produce certain streets as marginal and edge conditions, and construct parts of the world as uninhabitable. Edge conditions require a constant negotiation of borders: of multiple national borders, legal boundaries and linguistic barriers among others.
NPR comic and interview with Sean Sherman: "If we can control our food, we can control our future"
May 13, 2022
Sean Sherman, author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, discusses his research and reclamation of indigenous ingredients and techniques, illustrated in this NPR comic. 
The Arts Fuse: “The Poetics of Cruising” — Imaginative Acts of Capture
May 13, 2022
By exploring the historical and artistic significance of cruising throughout poetry, photography, and visual culture, the book produces a rich and exciting topography of queer culture that posits a reflexive relationship of vicarious cruising between “cruising texts” and their consumers.
Boston Review: Geographer Milton Santos sought to redeem the field from its methodological fragmentation and colonial legacies
May 12, 2022
Nowhere are the dilemmas posed by the new old geography more provocatively explored than in several of the works, now available to an English-reading audience, of the late Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos.
Don Luce discusses A NATURAL CURIOSITY on Fox 9 Good Day
May 11, 2022
It's one of the most visited museums in Minnesota. A new book takes a closer look at the rich, 150 year history of the Bell Museum in St. Paul.
Lit Hub: Linda LeGarde Grover on Community Storytelling in the Ojibwe Tradition
May 10, 2022
In this episode of the I'm a Writer But podcast, Alex and Lindsay talk with Linda LeGarde Grover about making a book that is fiction, memoir, myth, truth, and poetry; the many wonders of Duluth and Lake Superior; the “ghost presence” in her book; showing a sense of time and change in her work; and more!
91.5 KJZZ: Author explores ways for humans and animals to get along
May 10, 2022
The Show speaks to Ron Broglio about the focus of his book, ANIMAL REVOLUTIONS, "which seems to be about finding ways for humans and animals to get along and for us to maybe understand them a bit better"
HealthCentral: Can Grief Really Be a Chronic Condition?
May 10, 2022
Prolonged grief disorder is now in the DSM. Does this codify mourning, push people to “get over it,” or help treat true illness? Featuring AFTER EFFECTS by Andrea Gilats.
Observer: "A Captivating Argument That Liberation Shouldn't Just Be Joy"
May 09, 2022
Hil Malatino's 'Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad' argues liberation isn't found in gender euphoria but systemic change.
University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



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