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Here's a list of Minnesota authors for all ages!


Ron Whitchurch
Description: Ron Whitchurch wrote this wildly entertaining book to offer a firsthand look at what happens after patients are anesthetized and what challenges the staff face in keeping them healthy and safe.
Call Number: 617.96 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Todd Melby, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand
Description: The true story of the Coen Brothers' film of murder, mayhem, and malfeasance on the frozen landscapes of Minnesota and North Dakota. This is an inside look at how the film Fargo came to be.
Call Number: 791.4372 Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Ioana Stoian, Dawn M. Cardona
Call Number: BB Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Anton Treuer, Michael D. Sullivan, Jonathan Thunder, Minnesota) Aanjibimaadizing (Onamia
Description: "In this anthology of twenty-three charming and original stories, people get into and out of trouble, make and solve problems, and have funny and surprising adventures. The tellings range from hilarious personal reminiscences to legendary exploits, both modern and historical. Anooj Inaajimod (They Tell All Kinds of Things) is written for teachers, students, and Ojibwe language and culture enthusiasts ages ten and above"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Ano Ojibwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
MaryJanice Davidson
Description: "Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl's secrets if she's to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission... Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette's work with at-risk teen shifters, but he's not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a predator who should be locked up. All that changes when he, Annette, and her motley band of juveniles find themselves dodging multiple murder attempts and uncovering a trafficking cartel that doesn't just threaten the kids, but risks discovery of the shifters by the wider world of homo sapiens" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Duchess Harris, Valerie Bodden
Description: Examines all aspects of capital punishment in the United States, and discusses the history behind the death penalty in the United States, plus varying opinions about the ethics of capital punishment.
Call Number: YA 345.73 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Michelle Sass Aleckson, Susan May Warren
Description: "Former soldier Veronica 'Ronnie' Morales isn’t going to let her kid brother, Tiago, get pulled into the gangs of Minneapolis, so, seeking safety and a fresh start, she heads to sleepy Deep Haven on the north shore of Minnesota. She’s hoping to put down roots as the paramedic for the new Crisis Response Team, but it’s not easy to be the outsider. Fire Chief Peter Dahlquist might be the loneliest guy in town when both sides of his massive family—the Hatfields and McCoys of Deep Haven—demand that he pick sides. The only one who seems to understand is the newcomer in town...his new, albeit street-tough paramedic. When Tiago finds himself caught up in small town shenanigans and the town blames Ronnie for tragedy, Peter is forced to pick sides. But this choice just might cost him the home—and the woman—he loves" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Louie Kemp, Kinky Friedman
Description: It was at summer camp in northern Wisconsin in 1953 that Louie Kemp first met Bobby Zimmerman from Hibbing. He was twelve years old and he had a guitar. He would go around telling everybody that he was going to be a rock-and-roll star. Kemp writes an honest, funny, and deeply affectionate memoir of a friendship that has spanned five decades of wild adventures, soul searching conversation, musical milestones, and enduring comradery. As Bobby Zimmerman became Bob Dylan and Louie Kemp built a successful international business, their lives diverged but their friendship held fast.--From dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 920 Kem
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Raymond Luczak
Description: "Spontaneous combustion occurs when Bill, a forty-year-old barista, meets James, a disabled factory worker and a daddy hunk, at an OctoBear Dance. For six months they share weekends of incredible passion at James's house up north in the country. Winter has never seemed hotter in their flannel sheets. But on the first day of spring James abruptly informs Bill over the phone that it's not going to work out and hangs up. No further explanation: just the static of silence. Feeling like a ghost, Bill searches for answers in his recollections of James and others who'd departed too early from his life. When he does discover why, it comes from a mysterious stranger with secrets of his own, and he learns a valuable lesson about love and perseverance"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Patrick Henry
Description: "Reflections on encountering grace and finding God in the world through the mystery of memory"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 231.7 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Joyce Sidman, Miren Asiain Lora
Description: "Poems addressed to the earth itself explore scientific concepts including plate tectonics, water cycles, and the creation of tides"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 811.54 Sid
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka
Description: Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone knew how to apologize? Luckily, this humorous guidebook is full of practical tips about when, why, and how to say you're sorry. From a porcupine who accidentally popped his friend's balloon to a snail who was running so fast he stepped on a sloth's toes, hilarious examples and sweet illustrations abound.
Call Number: E LaR
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Pepé Willie, Tony Kiene, Clarence Collins
Description: "The story of Pepé Willie, the "Godfather of the Minneapolis Sound," who helped to groom and mentor the likes of Prince, Morris Day, André Cymone, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 781.66 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Jacqueline West
Description: "Anders Thorson, front man of his metal band, Last Things, is unusually gifted for a teenager, but strange things in the Minnesota woods near his hometown are threatening him. Thea, the new girl in town, says she's there to protect him, but is that the whole truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Patric Richardson, Karin B. Miller
Description: Patric Richardson, aka the "Laundry Evangelist," reveals his revolutionary methods for cleaning clothes--and making laundry loads more fun. After years of running Laundry Camp at the Mall of America for thousands of eager learners, he's ready to share his tips, tricks, and hacks--bringing surprise and delight to this commonly dreaded chore. Sorting your laundry? Pondering the wash cycles? Facing expensive dry cleaning bills? You'll learn how to wash everything--yes everything--at home. For those basically clean but smelly clothes, Richardson has a secret for freshening those too. Changing your relationship with laundry can also change your life. His handy advice shows us how to save time and money (and the planet!) with our laundry.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 648.1 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
David Treuer
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Matt Lilley
Description: This book introduces readers to a mysterious waterfall in Minnesota and how this natural phenomenon came to be.
Call Number: J 551.48 Lil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca A. Montgomery, John J. Moriarty
Description: The definitive work on Minnesota's natural history and ecology--updated, expanded, and illustrated to account for profound changes to the state's natural landscape over the past twenty-five years.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 577.82 Tes 2020
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Robert Bly
Call Number: 811 Bly
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Amy Krohn, Brian Barber
Description: "Vanessa is sooooooo angry she feels her anger will burst out of her! And then--POP--sour, sassy, stormy Angry is sitting right there. Vanessa does not want Angry, but the more Vanessa resists, the angrier Angry gets... until Vanessa makes a new choice!"--Back cover.
Call Number: E Kro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Priscilla Paton
Description: "When a disgraced policeman who rescues addicts and trafficking victims is murdered, Detectives Erik Jansson and Deb Metzger have their skills put to the test as killers target a vulnerable girl, an empathetic pianist, and a man generous to a fault."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Sara Judson Brown
Description: Test pilot Lieutenant Anaya Chapman awakens with no memory of the accident that crashed her spaceship. With only dark images from her past and no identity, she finds herself the reluctant guest of a local tavern owner on a small planetary settlement. Tavern owner Captain John Galeas has issues from the past ready to endanger his future. As romance ensues, John and Anaya must settle old business or risk losing their future together.
Call Number: FIC Jud
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Paige Riehl, Meranda Turbak
Description: "Paige Riehl's poems explore constant and probing questions that arise with the crossing of thresholds. Whether exploring questions of motherhood, family, with whom one belongs, or whether the poem's speaker is an unfurled ribbon investigating the self, Riehl proceeds with elegance and certitude. As one's course in the world is shifted, she offers readers the grace notes to read such transitions with bewilderment and with the understanding of each new moment's possibility." -Oliver de la Paz
Call Number: 811 Rie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Dylann Crush
Description: Cassie Belmont is back in her hometown of Swallow Springs, Missouri for what she hopes is only long enough to see that her grandparents' house is fixed up, and she can cash out and claim her big city Texas future in the restaurant business. The problem is, it is her summertime sweetheart, Robbie Jordan, who still lives in town, who can do the work on the house, and who reignites the flame they once had, inspite of Cassie's wish to move on from the past.
Call Number: FIC Cru
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Garrison Keillor
Description: Garrison Keillor looks back on his life and recounts how a Brethren boy with writerly ambitions grew up in a small town on the Mississippi in the 1950s and, seeing three good friends die young, turned to comedy and radio.
Call Number: B Kei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Stephanie A. Meyer, Marija Vidal
Description: Discover how simple it can be to get started on (and stick to) a nutrient-dense diet focused on foods that humans have been eating since the Paleolithic era. Here are all the recipes and advice you need to cook more than 90 paleo-friendly dishes, each one in 30 minutes or less. Additionally, recipes may have time-saving labels (5 Ingredients, No-Cook, One-Pan, and Super Fast) and dietary labels (Vegetarian, Vegan, Low-Carb, and Nut-Free) to make meal planning easier.
Call Number: 641.563 Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Sarah Marlette
Description: "Jules, Gwen and Ellie have known each other since college. Marriage and kids bind them together even further. Little peanut butter and jelly fingers, babies up all night, and crunching cheerios with their bare feet: all a normal day for them. Their 'All-Sacred Friday' gatherings cement their friendship in the midst of the ups and downs of motherhood and marriage. They help each other struggle to make sense out of chaos, and come face to face with the messy realities of change, purpose, and commitment. Their gatherings in laughter and tears reveal what truly matters in the end" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Bethany Helwig
Description: Phoenix and her brother Hawk are professional monster hunters--well, nearly. Still in training with the International Monster Slayers, a secret government agency that both defends and hunts mythical creatures, they are sent on their first real mission to prove their worth. When things go awry and the IMS is nearly exposed, their future as agents looks grim. Given one last chance for redemption, the duo are sent to Moose Lake, Minnesota where there's a docile population of werewolves to keep in check. Their assignment is supposed to be dull, but Moose Lake ends up being anything but boring. When a mysterious black wolf appears and the werewolves under their charge start to become aggressive, they must uncover the city's dark secret if they are to save not only the citizens but themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Arthur H. Norby
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
MaryJanice Davidson
Description: "Rake Tarbell is in trouble. When the fabulously wealthy and carefree bachelor wakes up horribly hungover in Venice, it’s not something that would normally be a problem...except he has no idea how he got there from California. Or who stole his wallet. Or who emptied his bank account of millions. Or who in the world is Lillith, the charming little girl claiming to be his long lost daughter. For the first time in his life, Rake is on his own and throwing Benjamins around aren’t going to solve his problem. Now if only the gorgeous, fun, and free-spirited woman who brought Lillith into his life was willing to help the situation. Claire Delaney finds Rake’s problems hilarious and is not in the least bit sorry of adding to them by bringing Lillith into the mix. A pretty Midwestern girl with a streak for mischief, Claire isn't the type to hang around with a guy like Rake. Even if he is drop-dead handsome and charming as all get-out. Even if he needs help and she has all the answers. But if this helps Lillith, she will go out of her way. And with a guy like Rake, she’s willing to bend her rules a bit for some fun. But when adventure-filled days turn to romantic nights as they search for answers, and someone starts following them through the streets of Venice, Claire realizes she's playing more than just a game. And maybe, just maybe, she isn't willing to let go of Rake or Lillith just yet" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
John-Ivan Palmer
Description: A son's search for his father amid the fabric of family, guilt, renunciation, and hidden history in the borderlands of 1950s stage show and trailer park culture. John-Ivan Palmer takes readers on the road with his magician father and his mother, the lovely assistant, as they travel from Elks Lodges to County Fairs, performing alongside contortionists, ventriloquists, and every manner of screwball act that passed for variety entertainment before television drove us all indoors and away from one another. From dressing rooms across America, John learned to stay invisible among other acts while his parents performed, making friends with janitors, night watchmen, elevator operators, and cooks who gave him leftovers. When they were in one place long enough for John to attend school, he was instructed to follow the other kids and just sit down at a desk. Before they knew who John was, his family would be gone. But even at home (in their trailer), his father remained aloof and unknowable. Palmer's depiction of his upbringing pairs a disappeared America with the emotional gravity of a son's search for who his father really is. The questions of Palmer's young life defined the path of his adult life, and, as he proceeded to find his own way in this world, he began to find unexpected answers about his father's and what made him who he was.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 793.8 Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le
Description: "Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Kevin Lovegreen, Nathan Boemer
Description: Join Luke and his family as they experience all the wonders of hunting in the great outdoors. In this tale, Luke is finally old enough to join his family on his first whitetail deer hunt and he has all kinds of advice from his fellow hunters. When Luke's dad brings him deep into a northern Minnesota swamp for a magical morning hunt, Luke finds adventure and nature at every turn in the trail.
Call Number: J FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Patrick D Carlson
Description: In the year 2090, the United People's Commonwealth world government and its leader, Premier Kerioth, are fighting an existential threat from a growing rebellion. The nonconformist cause, led by General Nathaniel Marion, exposes beliefs of restoring liberty to the world's oppressed population. Little does the overreaching government know that a mysterious group of people is supporting the tricorn-wearing freedom fighters. Their goal? To topple the tyrannical regime. In the midst of the struggle is a prodigious teenager named Peter Barclay. Peter's intellect and rare abilities provide a stark juxtaposition to his peers in Chicago, where he attends a Commonwealth primary school. Peter's beliefs and his unexpected role in the gladiatorial match against General Marion at the notorious Central Stadium prove to be incompatible with Commonwealth society, and become catalysts for others to find hope in a world drowning in despair. The decolonization of this hateful and cruel world government begins with the changing of people's hearts through the recollection of ideas that had been purposefully vilified, altered, and expunged-ideas related to the founding of the former United States of America.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Thomas D Peacock
Description: "The Wolf’s Trail tells of Zhi-shay’, an elder wolf, and a litter of young wolves living somewhere on the side of a hill overlooking the river that flows through Nagahchiwanong in northern Minnesota. Zhi-shay’, who knows the whole story of the parallel relationship between wolves and the Ojibwe going all the way back to the Beginning, sharing it with his nieces and nephews, and us. Replete with universal lessons, The Wolf’s Trail is the story of the Ojibwe, told by wolves, of what they were and have become, and the promise of their becoming" --Publisher's website.
Call Number: FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Mary Casanova
Description: Mary Casanova takes us back to pristine and rugged northern Minnesota. It's 1922, women have won the right to vote, and Trinity Baird is of age. But at 21, and after nearly two years at Oak Hills Asylum, she returns to her family's island summer home with her self-confidence in tatters and her mind seared by haunting memories. Her parents are oblivious to what they have put her through and instead watch their daughter for the least sign of defiance. Trinity struggles to be the "respectable" young woman her parents (especially her mother) demand, so that she can return to her independent life studying art and painting in Paris. She never wants to go back to Oak Hills, where they "treat" hysterical, i.e., unconventional, young women. When her parents arrive on Baird Island, her father brings along a promising young architect to help with plans to build new guest cabins. Trinity suspects her parents are trying to introduce yet another marriage prospect. Or might she have found an ally?
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Hudda O. Ibrahim, Meenal Patel
Description: A young girl considers the women she knows and the various colors of the hijab they wear. Muslim women have many varied jobs and wear their hijab as they work. She wants to be like them. The hijab becomes a crowning touch for her--a representation of faith, identity, and fashion.
Call Number: E Ibr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Julie A. Ryan
Description: The When Life Was Still trilogy is a fictional commentary from the past that alludes to current issues in American society. Woven with historical and mystical threads, multigenerational stories intertwine in this compelling family saga as Ellen, Greta, and Amy document harrowing odysseys experienced while pursuing their dreams. Despite political and religious barriers to possessing a voice that is heard and encounters with abuse of power, each woman is propelled toward her desired destination by reason and the ghost of a determined girl who helps move the world. The first story of the trilogy follows Ellen Egan on her journey from nineteenth-century Ireland to rural southern Minnesota. Ellen records her adventure in a blank book while she endures hardships as an immigrant in a strange land, strives to help make America great for everyone, and searches for a woman she becomes acquainted with in one of her prophetic visions.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Harvey Mackay
Description: A collection of Harvey's Mackay's decades of business leadership in all-new pieces of common sense, wisdom, advice, humor, and candid, invaluable advice for employees, bosses, and entrepreneurs. The book is broken up into shorter, easily digestible entries. Told with the straight-shooting humor that only Harvey Mackay can deliver.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 650.1 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
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50 Years In The Or : True Stories Of Life, Loss, And Laughter While Giving Anesthesia
Ron Whitchurch
617.96 Whi
Should Grace Fail
Priscilla Paton
FIC Pat
A Lot Can Happen In The Middle Of Nowhere : The Untold Story Of The Making Of Fargo
Todd Melby, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand
791.4372 Mel
Siren's Cove
Sara Judson Brown
FIC Jud
Always Be You
Ioana Stoian, Dawn M. Cardona
BB Sto
Suspension
Paige Riehl, Meranda Turbak
811 Rie
Anooj Inaajimod
Anton Treuer, Michael D. Sullivan, Jonathan Thunder, Minnesota) Aanjibimaadizing (Onamia
J FIC Ano Ojibwa
Sweet Tea & Second Chances
Dylann Crush
FIC Cru
Bears Behaving Badly
MaryJanice Davidson
FIC Dav
That Time Of Year : A Minnesota Life
Garrison Keillor
B Kei
Capital Punishment
Duchess Harris, Valerie Bodden
YA 345.73 Har
The 30-minute Paleo Cookbook : 90+ Delicious Recipes For Busy People
Stephanie A. Meyer, Marija Vidal
641.563 Mey
Crazy For You
Michelle Sass Aleckson, Susan May Warren
FIC Ale
The All-sacred Gathering Of The Girls
Sarah Marlette
FIC Mar
Dylan & Me : 50 Years Of Adventures
Louie Kemp, Kinky Friedman
920 Kem
The Curse Of Moose Lake
Bethany Helwig
YA FIC Hel
Flannelwood : A Novel
Raymond Luczak
FIC Luc
The Legacy Of Maximillian Bauer
Arthur H. Norby
FIC Nor
Flashes Of Grace : 33 Encounters With God
Patrick Henry
231.7 Hen
The Love Scam
MaryJanice Davidson
FIC Dav
Hello, Earth! : Poems To Our Planet
Joyce Sidman, Miren Asiain Lora
J 811.54 Sid
The Master Of Deception : A Son Searches For His Father In The House Of Illusion
John-Ivan Palmer
793.8 Pal
How To Apologize
David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka
E LaR
The Most Beautiful Thing
Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le
E Yan
If You See Me : My Six-decade Journey In Rock And Roll
Pepé Willie, Tony Kiene, Clarence Collins
781.66 Wil
The Swamp
Kevin Lovegreen, Nathan Boemer
J FIC Lov
Last Things
Jacqueline West
YA FIC Wes
The Winged Lion : Marion's Match
Patrick D Carlson
FIC Car
Laundry Love : Finding Joy In A Common Chore
Patric Richardson, Karin B. Miller
648.1 Ric
The Wolf's Trail : An Ojibwe Story, Told By Wolves
Thomas D Peacock
FIC Pea
Little
David Treuer
FIC
Waterfall : A Novel
Mary Casanova
YA FIC Cas
Minnesota's Devil's Kettle
Matt Lilley
J 551.48 Lil
What Color Is My Hijab?
Hudda O. Ibrahim, Meenal Patel
E Ibr
Minnesota's Natural Heritage
John R. Tester, Susan M. Galatowitsch, Rebecca A. Montgomery, John J. Moriarty
577.82 Tes 2020
When Life Was Still. Book 1, Ellen
Julie A. Ryan
FIC Rya
Morning Poems
Robert Bly
811 Bly
You Haven't Hit Your Peak Yet : Uncommon Wisdom For Unleashing Your Full Potential
Harvey Mackay
650.1 Mac
My Friend Angry
Amy Krohn, Brian Barber
E Kro