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The 13th Pillar

The 13th Pillar

by Mann, William F.

In this fast-paced adventure novel, Thomas Randolph, an historian and Knight Templar, must race across the country to save That-Which-Was-Lost. Joined by the husband of the president of the United States and other select Knights Templar, Thomas must piece together his knowledge of ancient lore and antient meridians in order to find That-Which-Was-Lost before rival Jean-Baptiste St...

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180 Days

180 Days

by Kusunoki, Stan

180 Days: Reflections and Observations of a Teacher is a collection of poems from several different facets of being a teacher: first as a teacher and observer of the profession and students; as a continuing learner with students at the Young Authors Conference; as school documentarian and historian; and as a mentor, highlighting the work of his students...

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Abercrombie Trail

Abercrombie Trail

by Simar, Candace

"Endlessly Fascinating.... The ultimate 'I was there' book. I have read many books about Scandinavians coming to America in the turbulent 1860s, but thanks to author Candace Simar, this is the first time I was ever transported from my easy chair right into the book to experience it with them. The images of courage, cruelty, intolerance, discovery, and simple pleasures have stayed with me...

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Against the Boards

Against the Boards

by Bergendahl, C.D.

In Against the Boards, sixteen-year-old Jacye Quinn’s home, his freedom, and his hockey career, are threatened by his father’s issues and hockey rivals. With help from an unlikely ally, Jayce confronts these negative forces with integrity and courage...

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Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers

Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers

by Wolter, Scott F.

Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: The Mysteries of the Hooked X  is the third book in a series that investigates the origin and meaning of a mysterious symbol originally found on the five fiercely debated medieval North American rune stones...

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Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers

Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers

by Wolter, Scott F.

Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers: The Mysteries of the Hooked X  is the third book in a series that investigates the origin and meaning of a mysterious symbol originally found on the five fiercely debated medieval North American rune stones...

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Architecture of the Unpronounced

Architecture of the Unpronounced

by Goldstein, Marion

"Reading each poem by Marion Goldstein is like taking off your shoes, wading into a clear, cold brook, and following it into the forest with complete confidence that your real destination is a personal interior you have always hoped to explore. Through the poet’s eyes, you see the natural world afresh with clarity, originality, and spiritual insight embodied in startling meta­phors...

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Around a Minnesota Campfire

Around a Minnesota Campfire

by Hein, Ruth D.

Ghost stories put a tingle up the spine, goose bumps down the arms. What better place to enjoy them than while camping? Away from familiar places, with only a campfire to ward off the chill and keep the creepy ghost just outside the firelight.

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The Art of Murder

The Art of Murder

by Reutiman, Wally

Attorney Michael Connelly lives in the small lakeside community of Excelsior, Minnesota. Mike is perfectly content with his mundane life until he attends a nighttime street dance for his high school reunion, where he chances to meet his old high school sweetheart. She is married, and he is not, and the magic between them remains alive

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Ashwood

Ashwood

by Kraack, Cynthia

"Cynthia Kraack’s immediately transfixing Ashwood deftly swings us into a not-too-distant future of limited natural resources and unlimited challenges, and into the life of a young government worker beginning an assignment as matron of an agricultural estate, where being certain of who you are, who’s watching you, and whom to trust is as hard as the winter further isolating her foreboding...

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Asylums, Treatment Centers, and Genetic Jails

Asylums, Treatment Centers, and Genetic Jails

by Resman, Michael

In a time when those who were labeled “feeble-minded” and “defective” were locked away and forgotten by their relatives, when patients could be sterilized against their will, and treatments included inducing insulin shock and restraining patients by any means possible, state hospitals in Minnesota proliferated...

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At Gloaming

At Gloaming

by Schug, Larry

“With his inimitable sense of humor and timing, astute awareness of irony, perfect understanding of permissible sentiment, and sheer joy taken in the well-captured image and pleasingly turned phrase, Larry Schug has given us a book of poems not just to enjoy but to remember for years to come...

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Autumn of Elves

Autumn of Elves

by Vruno, Joanne

Panic fills Aly and her grandmother when Aly's ten-year-old sister, Emily, sees a troll. The shock of Emily also having magical powers gives way as the sisters begin to share a world of intrigue. Aly becomes Emily's instructor and protector while they interact with many new creatures—some of which are fascinating and some terrifying...

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Autumn of Elves

Autumn of Elves

by Vruno, Joanne

Panic fills Aly and her grandmother when Aly's ten-year-old sister, Emily, sees a troll. The shock of Emily also having magical powers gives way as the sisters begin to share a world of intrigue. Aly becomes Emily's instructor and protector while they interact with many new creatures—some of which are fascinating and some terrifying...

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Awakening

Awakening

by Knutson, Kathryn

In the darkness I could barely make out the silhouette of a figure. Cassie. In the next instant, lightning lit up the room, and a pair of blue eyes looked at me. "Cassie?" I asked. "Is that you?" "Help me," she whispered. Ever since Cassie came out of the woods she's been different. And only Ashleigh and her friends know why. Ashleigh's running out of time to save Cassie...

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Back to Misery Bay

Back to Misery Bay

by Anderson, Lauri

"Like Faulkner and O'Connor, Anderson commits his imagination to his own stamp of the universe—the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Once again, in this collection, he delivers well-wrought stories of gravity and levity, of things fleeting, of a love of one's region." – Kevin Cole, University of Sioux Falls

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Bad Lies

Bad Lies

by Jones, Thomas B.

An African-American golfer and a washed-up St. Paul Saints’s pitcher, caught in a dangerous post-World War II mix of racial tension, anxious social change, and anti-Communist paranoia, struggle to find a common ground of trust as they mount a challenge to segregation in professional golf...

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Bearer of the Pearls

Bearer of the Pearls

by Faust, Terry P.

Imagine if the king of evil genies was searching for you with deadly intent. Only through the tragic chance of becoming an orphan have you been saved . . . so far. For teenager Wendy Adair, this is reality: no home, no parents, and no idea why a gang of genies is willing to kill her...

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Biblio/Poetry Therapy

Biblio/Poetry Therapy

by Hynes, Arlene McCarty

Biblio/Poetry Therapy – The Interactive Process: A Handbook was first published in 1986. Now in its third printing, this is a classic text for those studying bibliotherapy:  the use of literature in all its forms to promote mental health. The Hynes and Hynes-Berry four-stage bibliotherapy model is used by therapists, clinicians, educators, poets, and spiritual directors around the world.

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Big Waves, Small Boat, Two Kids

Big Waves, Small Boat, Two Kids

by Gordon, Katya Goodenough

Mark and Katya bought a thirty-four-foot steel sailboat. With their two daughters, they sailed around Lake Superior, then moved aboard for a year and sailed to the Bahamas. The sailing life proved both challenging and rewarding to the extreme, and big decisions made along the way stretched them to personal limits of acceptance and maturity...

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Birdie

Birdie

by Simar, Candace

1873 Minnesota. Evan and Inga Jacobson struggle to raise their family in the midst of bank failures, grasshoppers and lingering effects of the 1862 Uprising. Harsh economic realities force them to relocate to Otter Tail County where they must begin again in a hostile environment. Ragna Larson, their foster daughter, grows up haunted by her missing sister, Birdie...

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Black Otter Bay

Black Otter Bay

by Wyckoff, Vincent

Praise for Black Otter Bay: “Vincent Wyckoff writes as both a novelist and a naturalist, bringing to life a vivid cast of characters (go, Abby!) as well as engaging the reader's senses in the beauty and wildness of Minnesota's North Shore. Black Otter Bay is suspenseful, surprising, and satisfying...

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A Blanket of Raven Feathers

A Blanket of Raven Feathers

by Schug, Larry

Larry Schug's poetry is conversational. He likes the reader to picture themselves sitting across the kitchen table, talking over a cup of tea or coffee. Poetry is an art form, like all others, which is essentially communication between one human being and another. Larry's poetry is an art, which he hopes inspires or causes readers to perhaps think in new ways or feel some sort of emotion.

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Blooming Prairie

Blooming Prairie

by Simar, Candace

Blooming Prairie is the fourth and final novel of the Abercrombie Trail series. Widow Serena Gustafson returns to Pomme de Terre where her husband was killed during the Sioux Uprising. Her dreams of financial independence dissolve when land values plummet after a scourge of Rocky Mountain locusts. Serena must release the past before she can embrace her future...

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A Bobwhite Killing

A Bobwhite Killing

by Dunlap, Jan

Birders always hope for a rarity when they go on a Birding Weekend, but when Bob White finds the weekend leader sporting bullet holes in his chest, he realizes that more than an unusual bird is at stake...

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The Boreal Owl Murder

The Boreal Owl Murder

by Dunlap, Jan

Birding, the gentle pastime of watching birds, can at times become a competitive sport. Even at its worst, though, when birders don’t give out information of their sightings and try to sidetrack other birders, it seldom rises to the level of serious harm . . . usually...

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The Boy At Booth Memorial

The Boy At Booth Memorial

by DeTournay, Raymond

When fourteen-year-old Rene stepped off the streetcar in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1949, he entered a situation he could never have imagined. His mother had taken a position as head nurse at the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Home and Hospital where they would live on campus...

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Breath of the Onion

Breath of the Onion

by Pagnucci, Franco

Breath of the Onion: Italian-American Anecdotes is a three-part collection of forty-eight prose pieces and a few old, family recipes. A handful of Italian characters, some of whom immigrate to Illinois, are celebrated. The story begins in a twelfth century Tuscan mountain village in the 1940s...

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Breath of the Onion

Breath of the Onion

by Pagnucci, Franco

Breath of the Onion: Italian-American Anecdotes is a three-part collection of forty-eight prose pieces and a few old, family recipes. A handful of Italian characters, some of whom immigrate to Illinois, are celebrated. The story begins in a twelfth century Tuscan mountain village in the 1940s...

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Breathe the Wind, Drink the Rain

Breathe the Wind, Drink the Rain

by Wood, Douglas

Artist and wilderness guide Douglas Wood here presents his personal recipe for being truly alive—for arriving at the ground beneath your feet and feeling at home in the universe. Warm, witty, and wise,with a rare knack for getting to the heart of things in two words rather than two-thousand, BREATHE THE WIND, DRINK THE RAIN is a guidebook to that most elusive destination of all. Yourself.

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Bring Home the Murder

Bring Home the Murder

by Jarvela, Theresa M.

Minnesota baby-boomer Meggie Moore sets off on another housesitting adventure to a hobby farm in the country. But her dream job turns into a nightmare when she discovers the farm to be haunted.

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A Carnival of Killing

A Carnival of Killing

by Ickler, Glenn

 IT’S SO COLD THAT THE FLASHERS IN DOWNTOWN ST. PAUL ARE ONLY SHOWING PICTURES OF THEMSELVES when newspaper reporter Warren “Mitch” Mitchell and photographer Alan Jeffrey are called out to cover the discovery of the frozen body of a young woman The victim is a former St. Paul Winter Carnival performer who played the role of saloon singer Klondike Kate...

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  • Abercrombie Trail
  • Against the Boards
  • Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers
  • Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers
  • Architecture of the Unpronounced
  • Around a Minnesota Campfire
  • The Art of Murder
  • Ashwood
  • Asylums, Treatment Centers, and Genetic Jails
  • At Gloaming
  • Autumn of Elves
  • Autumn of Elves
  • Awakening
  • Back to Misery Bay
  • Bad Lies
  • Bearer of the Pearls
  • Biblio/Poetry Therapy
  • Big Waves, Small Boat, Two Kids
  • Birdie
  • Black Otter Bay
  • A Blanket of Raven Feathers
  • Blooming Prairie
  • A Bobwhite Killing
  • The Boreal Owl Murder
  • The Boy At Booth Memorial
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