Tag Archives: Minnesota

Under A Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown

It seems like every spring and summer, the stories of massive forest fires dominate the  news.  We hear how quickly they spread and how threatening they can be to communities that lay in it’s path.  But you never think that … Continue reading

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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The summer of 1961 was a memorable one for 13 year old Frank Drum.  It’s Minnesota, and Twins are playing for the first time. More importantly, that summer, people are turning up dead in Frank Drum’s small town of New … Continue reading

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

A troubled teen ends up doing community service work for a 91 year old woman, and what follows is a journey into the past, ultimately forging a bond between the two. The elderly woman, Vivian Daly, was once orphaned, and … Continue reading

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The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

What a marvelous storyteller Adriana Trigiani is!  Just when I needed a good, pull-me-in kind of book, I sat down to read The Shoemaker’s Wife and fell in love with the characters of Enza and Ciro. The novel begins when … Continue reading

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Dark of the Moon by John Sandford

Dark of the Moon is the first of a series of books featuring the investigator Virgil Flowers. Flowers works for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and is known for cracking hard cases. Flowers is sent to Bluestem, MN to … Continue reading

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