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 It’s not hard to  like Lorna Landvik’s characters – they’re familiar – like your curmudgeonly uncle, your lovable sister, your best friend, your nosy neighbor – they are funny and sad and flawed. In Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) Landvik introduces us to Haze Evans whose column has run for over fifty years …

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In Water and What We Know, author Karen Babine examines an ethic of place, the personal stories grounded in specific places. How much of who we are can be attributed to where we came from? “The essays here work through a complicated relationship of water and soil, of fire and water, of people and place, because …

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In a well-researched volume, Timothy Cochrane brings to life the hardships and heartbreaks of the Anishinaabeg and their new neighbors from the American Fur Company as they navigate the changing landscape of the fur trade in Grand Marais from 1823-1825. I was intrigued by his characterization of George Bonga, one of the two brothers who …

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