AMY'S RANCH SLANT Levi's Lost Calf
At the 2011 South Dakota Young Farmers and Ranchers conference I finally met journalist, blogger, author, and rancher, Amanda Radke from Mitchell, SD in person. She and I were both speakers at the c... Posted on 4/4/12 at 8:00 PM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Easy appetizer (or meal) for those who love olives
Have you noticed how easy it is to make a meal of just appetizers at a restaurant? On a trip to the Twin Cities last week, my husband and I paid our first visit to 112 Eatery. Located in the warehouse... Posted on 12/13/11 at 5:50 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Bookmarks, book titles and bargains
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine told me about his e-Reader.
Whats an e-Reader, I had to ask, envisioning some type of contraption to hold a book open or something like that. Two years ago Id ... Posted on 12/9/11 at 10:13 AM
MS SIMPLICITY So Many Books So Little Time
I have a confession to make.....my name is Melissa and I love to read! I just have not had the time to read latelly and I really miss the peace and quiet it gives my mind. I find my reading chair, g... Posted on 4/26/11 at 10:19 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Tuesday Trip
Last Tuesday we took off on an adventure. The leaves were at the height of their Fall color. We made many stops along the way. This public access to a small lake was a perfect place to str... Posted on 9/30/10 at 9:42 AM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled “headin’ to the cabin.” Cabin-goers to Wisconsin’s north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region’s day hiking trails in the new book.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
Ellsworth Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
Arthur Phillips, a Minnesota native and author of the new novel, "The Tragedy of Arthur," a New York Times Notable Book selection, will be in River Falls at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to discuss his new book and the creative writing process.
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels,” are looking for new reading material, I’m happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family lives on in the person of his son, Jeff Shaara, who also writes about the Civil War and has completed his father’s trilogy with “Gods and Generals” and “The Last Full Measure.”
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