The Midwest


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    The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition


    by Michael Nordskog;
    Aaron Hautala, photographer
    Nordskog and Hautala's book is a full-color history and celebration of Finnish sauna in the western Great Lakes. Richly illuminated by Hautala's photographs of distinctive saunas from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, and Finland, Nordskog's narrative begins with the origins of Finnish sauna and the arrival of this practice in ... ... more

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    Wishing for a Snow Day


    by Peg Meier
    Beloved pets. Holiday rituals. Schoolyard antics. Teenage perspectives on a world at war. Childhood is a mixed bag of challenges and joys wherever one grows up. In Minnesota, youthful memories may be arranged seasonally: making snow angels in January, swatting mosquitoes in July. In this, her "Growing Up in Minnesota" collection, Peg Meier ... ... more

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    Minnesota in 3D: A Look Back in Time


    by The Editors of Voyageur Press
    Padded Hardcover
    With Built-in Stereoscope Viewer-Your Glasses to the Past. This Stereoscope book looks like a long-forgotten photo album discovered in Grandma’s attic. It opens up to display a lost world come to life again, but this time through 3-D photography. This fantastic, beautiful book includes a brief, colorful history of stereoscope ... ... more

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    Shipwrecks Along Lake Superior’s North Shore


    by Stephen B. Daniel
    According to information provided by the Minnesota Historical Society, publisher of this brand new book, "beneath the icy waters of Lake Superior lies a vast museum of maritime treasures, relics, and souls that in years past were lost to the crashing waves of this massive body of water." Many of those ... ... more