Although Porter found the letters, perhaps they also found her. So she is told more than once by those who hear her improbable tale of a chance discovery that would consume more than a decade of her life. Porter, a graphic designer, was drawn to the handwritten letters in an antique store for their beautiful script, without understanding a word of the French writing. After years of arduous work designing a font based on those letters, in a fit of curiosity she had one of them translated.
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Join author and historian Nancy O’Brien Wagner for an evening getting to know her great-aunt, Alice M. O’Brien (of the Marine O’Brien family), who wrote amazing letters home to her family in Minnesota while she worked for the Red Cross in France during WWI. "Alice was a hoot” writes one reviewer.
In late 1800s Minnesota, 13-year-old Ben Ward goes to work with his father in a lumber camp and signs up for a log drive with his friend Nevers, where together they endure freezing weather, dangerous rapids, logjams, storms, floods, and pioneer life in general.
The perfectly themed book for Lumberjack Days weekend, please help us welcome William Durbin and his latest, middle grade fiction: Dead Man's Rapids.
Discover how to send noisy, energy-draining spirits into the healing light. With this demystifying and engaging guide, you?ll understand everything about the spirit world and how to clear unwanted hauntings from your life.
Meet the author and start your new yoga practice! Cindy Senarighi presents her new book, Yogadevotion: Practicing in the Presence, a book of weekly devotions for use in a pose-based, asana practice. The devotions will deepen your practice experience and create additional space for God to be present in your life. The devotions describe a practice of faith lived both on and off of the yoga mat, leading to spiritual growth and healing.
Stop by to say hello to Tim and get a signed copy of his latest, Lake Stories & Other Tales.
About the book: Short stories, travel memoir, seven short poems, and an essay on Paul Bowles' THE SHELTERING SKY are full of humor, pathos, and wisdom of the common man. A variety of entertaining writing tickling America's funny bone alternately touches the heart and mind with warmth and sharp delight. Themes: nature, lakes, young love, loss, autumn of aging.
Stop in to meet the author and get your copy of the 14th of David Housewright's Mac McKenzie series, What the Dead Leave Behind.
Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie has become not only an unlikely millionaire, but an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends and people in need. When his stepdaughter Erica asks him for just such a favor, McKenzie doesn't have it in him to refuse. Even though it sounds like a very bad idea right from the start.
Meet Brian Lutterman and get your signed copy of his latest Pen Wilkinson thriller!
Swedish-American author, Klas Bergman, comes to Marine on St. Croix from Washington DC, to discuss his new book which explores the story of Nordic immigrant influence in Minnesota politics and culture, and the lasting legacy of a “Scandinavian state in the New World." Joining Klas for the conversation will be Dag Blanck of Uppsala University, Sweden, and Steven Schier of Carleton College, Northfield, MN. This event is co-sponsored by the Swedish-American Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, American Swedish Institute, and Gammelgården.
Meet and greet/signing for Jenifer LeClair and her newest book (#5 in the Windjammer Mysteries), Dead Astern.