LITTLE FALLS - Authors Kathleen Eagle and Kate Benson will sign copies of their new books from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Bookin' It in Little Falls. Eagle will sign her newest historical romance, "A View of the River," which is set in Little Falls. Benson will sign her debut novel, "Two Harbors."
Eagle's latest tale has its roots in her 2003 visit to Little Falls' Linden Hill Conference and Retreat Center, where she was the featured guest at a tea retreat. Having learned about the legacy of the Musser and Weyerhauser mansions, Eagle decided to set her story there. Mira Books released "A View of the River" last month.
Benson, a Minnesota native who currently lives and teaches in Boston, used her home state as the jumping off point for "Two Harbors," in which her character, abandoned by her mother at a young age and having recently lost her boyfriend, travels to Hollywood in search of answers to both losses. Benson's novel twists through a series of unexpected connections that eventually lead her back to Two Harbors. Harcourt Harvest Original published the book this fall.
For more information or to reserve a book, call Bookin' It at (320) 632-1848 or (800) 809-1848 or consult www.bookinitontheweb.com.
'Our Hallowed Ground' published by 'U' press
MINNEAPOLIS - "Our Hallowed Ground, World War II Veterans of Fort Snelling National Cemetery" recently was released by the University of Minnesota Press.
The large paperback is priced at $19.95.
Author Stephen Chicoine tells the stories of almost 100 young men and women who have fought for the country and died. During World War II, 16 million Americans served in the armed forces and more than 400,000 died. Chicoine became fascinated with the unknown stories of the soldiers buried in Fort Snelling National Ceremony and made it his mission to uncover and document as many as possible.
The author is the executive director of the Twin Cities Urban Reconciliation Network and is the author of several books, including "John Basil Turchin the Fight to Free the Slaves" and "The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas."
Book explores 'Minneapolis and the Age of Railways'
MINNEAPOLIS - Author Don Hofsmommer takes a look back in Minneapolis' history and how it was affected by railways in "Minneapolis and the Age of Railways," which recently was released by the University of Minnesota Press.
The hardcover is priced at $39.95.
More than 200 photographs and maps are included in the book, which examines how the railway was used in bringing new industry, manufactured goods and a diverse flow of immigrants to the city. The author has written several books on railroads in the United States, including "The Tootin' Louie: A History of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway" and "The Hook & Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway."
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