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Reviews

Creekfinding: A True Story

By Jacqueline Briggs Martin & illustrated by Claudia McGehee
University of Minnesota Press, $16.95

“Once upon a time, a creek burbled up and tumbled across a prairie valley. It was filled with insects and brook trout that ate them, frogs that chirruped and birds watching for bugs and fish. This is a true story about a man named Mike who went looking for that creek long after

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North of Reliance

Bush Planes, Sled Dogs, and a Homestead on the Hoarfrost River
By Dave Olesen
Raven Productions, $16.95

This is the story of why Dave Olesen and his wife Kristen choose to live 10 miles north of Reliance in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Located on a small river called the Hoarfrost, they built a homestead, made connections and found ways to make a living. Whether dog sledding

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Fresh from the Garden

By John Whitman
University of Minnesota Press, $49.95

Drawing on more than 50 years of gardening—and nearly as many years writing on the subject—author John Whitman provides a guide to help you grow the tastiest and most nutritious produce in a cold climate. The guide includes more than 150 edible plants and helps you decide

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Canoes

A Natural History in North America
By Mark Neuzil & Norman Sims
University of Minnesota Press, $39.95

Ancient records of canoes are found in the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Minnesota and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. Weather it’s made of birch bark, carbon

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