Pioneer Press: 15 good reads for the grown-ups on your holiday gift list

By Mary Ann Grossmann
Pioneer Press

Laurentian Divide (Sarah Stonich)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.

Set in the little town of Hatchet Inlet, where her popular novel “Vacationland” was set; a widower is about to marry a younger woman while his son struggles with alcoholism and the town is divided over use of the million-acre Reserve (fictional version of Boundary Waters Canoe Area).

Full list here.

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.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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