MN Author

Sarah Stonich originally released her book Fishing with RayAnne under the psuedonym Ava Finch.  It's recently been re-released as simply Fishing!

My grandmother was pregnant with my mother. The father, the man who impregnated her, was 35 years old. She was 15. She's the one who served this six year sentence. -Sheila O'Connor

Sheila O’Connor’s grandmother’s story was the impetus behind her new book Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts and Fictions.

In Klecko's new book "Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker:  Aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE" he reminds us to pay attention.  Pay attention to the people in our world that make things happen.  Your home ec teacher.  The people who clean your hotel room.  The people who bake your hot dog bun at the Superbowl. 

These people matter to our daily lives.  Klecko tells a personal story of his life and the aftermath of an ICE raid at St. Agnes Bakery right before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

We talked with award winning Minnesota author Cary J. Griffith earlier this week about his book "Gunflint Burning - Fire in the Boundary Waters".  It's the story of the Ham Lake fire of 2007 - one of the largest wildfires in Minnesota history.

Today we welcomed MN author James Luger in our studios for the 1st Friday Cavalcade of the Arts.  James has a new novel called "Lost in Dalat - The Courage of a Family Torn by War".  He'll be signing books todayt (November 1st) at the Village Bookstore in Grand Rapids from 4-6pm.

We welcomed back J. Ryan Stradal to KAXE/KBXE to tell us more about his brand new novel sweeping the nation, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.  It's the story of smart, capable, multi-generations of Minnesota women.  And beer, of course the science of beer! 

Linda LeGarde Grover joined us this week to talk about her latest novel "In The Night of Memory".  It's a family story set on a fictional northern MN reservation, much like where Linda grew up on the Bois Forte Reservation.  She gives the reader a real, up-close and personal look at the issues of missing and murdered indigenous women, foster care and the affects of boarding schools and forced relocation of the original inhabitants of northern MN.

What are you reading this summer?  I just finished Dead Man's Mistress by David Housewright and thoroughly enjoyed the mystery set in Minnesota - in Mpls, Grand Marais - having to do with an art theft.  It was about so much more of course, including World's Best Donuts and the fascinating idea of free ports.

This morning we welcomed back MN author Lorna Landvik to talk about her new novel just out from the University of MN Press "Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes)". 

Lorna is the MC of the Friends of the Brainerd Public Libraries Wine and Words events coming up in August at Grandview Lodge.  Tickets are now available and sell out fast!

Alison McGhee's latest book for readers 14+ is sparse, lovely and memorable.  Main character Will is a walker.  He walks to deal with the troubles of life. 

Sometimes you got to walk the day out of you.  You know?  Walk it right out through the soles of your feet.