Pioneer Press highlights four University of Minnesota Press books.

A richly illustrated tour of Minnesota’s premier natural history museum after 150 yearsPart 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 centuryThe complex and dramatic history of an illegal teachers’ strike that forever altered labor relations and Minnesota politicsWalleye, the holy grail of game fish: on catching them, understanding their biology and history, and ensuring their survival

A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum by Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin and Gwen Schagrin — "The oversized format allows for plenty of interesting pictures of folks through the years working on programs that fit with the profound changes undergone by society, science, and the natural landscape over the museum’s lifetime. And for those who love the museum’s dioramas created by artist Francis Lee Jaques, there are pictures of all of them, from beavers to wolves, fish to birds."

"Strike! Twenty Days in 1970 When Minneapolis Teachers Broke the Law is by award-winner William D. Green, author and vice-president of the Minnesota Historical Society. His book tells the complex and dramatic history of an illegal strike that forever altered labor relations and Minnesota politics."

"Seven Aunts by Staci Lola Drouillard is part memoir, part cultural history in memories of seven aunts holding home and family together, telling a crucial, often overlooked story of women of the 20th century who were “German and English, Anishinaabe and French, born in the north woods and Midwestern farm country. They moved again and again, and they fought for each other when their men turned mean, when money ran out, when babies — and there were so many — added more trouble but even more love."

"Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark by Paul J. Radomski is about the holy grail of game fish, about catching them, understanding their biology and history, and ensuring their survival."

See the full list, "Nine upcoming nonfiction books from Minnesota authors," at Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.

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Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.

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Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.