Books

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BookShelf: Getting Smarter About Public Safety

Since mass incarceration, mass surveillance, and mass policing clearly have not ended murder, assault, or rape, the authors write, isn’t it time to think of better ideas?

  • 08/25/2022
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Values & Vision: “Take What You Need”

Thanks to underwriting from University of Minnesota Press, the third in our series of Values & Vision discussions will feature “Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything,” by Jen Crow (Broadleaf Books), to be held online August 25, 7pm.

  • 08/25/2022
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BookShelf: “When Women Were Dragons”

Invitation to readers: If you were alive in 1955, share what different direction you might have taken with your life had the opportunity been there — or what you did do that was considered nontraditional. Send to [email protected]

  • 08/25/2022
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Imagine the Year 2060

People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.

  • 07/28/2022
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Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

  • 06/25/2022
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De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders

We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.

  • 05/28/2022
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Poem: “Our Mothers”

Do you ever wonder about the mother of Moses?

  • 04/28/2022
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My 12,000-Mile Bike Trip

Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.

  • 04/28/2022
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Phases of the Mom

My own mom frequently said she knew I was growing up when I stopped holding her hand and realized I had become a woman when I reached for her again.

  • 02/28/2022
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A Life in Books

The founder of Milkweed Editions reflects.

  • 02/28/2022
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Holiday Reading Suggestions 2021

New releases from Minnesota authors.

  • 11/30/2021
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The Stone Tomahawk

Excerpted from “The Stone Tomahawk” in Linda LeGarde Grover, “Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong” from the University of Minnesota Press, October 2021.

  • 10/27/2021