Reviews

Reviews

Shelter

Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North
By Sarah Stonich
University of Minnesota Press, $16.95

As a newly-single mom, author Sarah Stonich seeks a sense of permanence, a legacy for her son, and a connection to her heritage. Along the way, she recalls family lore, Continue Reading...

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 Continue Reading...

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 Continue Reading...

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 Continue Reading...