There's lots of talk about all the Reasons to Love Minnesota....bundt cake, Bob Dylan, scotch tape. Beyond these things, we have a Writer Scene that is second to none. From Robert Bly to Laura Ingalls Wilder; MN writers tell your stories and the stories you want to read. Below are MN author books that will give you that MN feel and remind you why MN is like no other place on Earth.
To find more MN authors, pick up a "Minnesota Writers on the Map" map at your local library.
Evan Jacobson's life in Norway was half a world away from the new life he found in Minnesota, 1859. As a stagecoach rider across the state from Fort Snelling to Fort Abercrombie, Evan encounters the effects of the Civil War to the south, the challenges the frontier settlers along the trail faced, and the all-too-close dangers of the Souix Uprising of 1862
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck
"The summer of 1919 is over, and on the high prairie, a small army of men, women, and machines moves across the land, bringing in the wheat harvest. Custom threshers, steam engineers, bindlestiffs, cooks, camp followers, and hobos join the tide. Big Wheat is king as people gleefully embrace the gospels of progress and greed. But with Big Wheat comes a serial killer who calls himself the Windmill Man. He believes he has a holy calling to water the newly plucked earth with blood. The mobile harvest provides an endless supply of ready victims. He has been killing for years now and intends to kill for many more. A young man named Charlie Krueger also follows the harvest. Jilted by his childhood sweetheart and estranged from his drunkard father, he hopes to find a new life as a steam engineer. But in a newly harvested field in the nearly black Dakota night, he has come upon a stange man digging a grave. And in that moment, Charlie becomes the only person who has seen the face of a kiler..."--P.  of cover
The arrival of a new transfer student spells emotional upheaval for the Gardner family when it is revealed that he is the result of a brief affair that Tom Gardner, a devoted family man and high-school principal, had years earlier
The author blends a narrative of his life-in-transition with how-to advice on surviving the move from bar-hopping swinging single to baby-burping pot-bellied parent, in a book that covers everything from work to buying a home to parenthood to keeping in touch with your inner child
Exposed to fashionable society and romance--as well as clues about her mother--Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of a local apothecary, is torn when she is summoned back to her ailing father's bedside to save the family legacy at a time when women are forbidden to work as apothecaries and the suspicious eyes of a scholarly physician and a competing apothecary are upon her
June is starting at her sixth school in four years when she meets Wes, who has just broken up with a girlfriend, and although they do not share an instant or intense connection, attraction turns to love and they wonder where it will lead