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BOOK NOTES: “A Prairie Year: Messages to Max” ... “Zenith City: Stories from Duluth” ...

Grand Forks Public Library

  •  “A Prairie Year: Messages to Max” by George Rohde. The life’s work of late local photographer George Rohde, this collection of enchanting wildlife photography opens a window to a Northern Prairie seldom seen by its human residents. 
  •  “Zenith City: Stories from Duluth” by Michael Fedo. Reminiscing about the city of his youth, Fedo’s charming “happy-go-melancholy” writings depict Duluth as it once was, and perhaps still is. 
  •  “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation” by Blake J. Harris. Currently in production as a documentary film, Harris narrates the rise of Sega Enterprises and its David vs. Goliath style struggle for marketplace supremacy against video game industry giant, Nintendo. 
  •  “The Iron Road: An Illustrated History of the Railroad” by Christian Wolmar. Covering just about every aspect of world railroad history in easy-to-digest segments, this book is a perfect companion for your next trip on the Empire Builder.  
  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library

    •  “The City of Death” by Sarwat Chadda. Ash Mistry is an eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma . . .and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali.
    •  “The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, The Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel” by Deborah Hopkinson is part medical mystery, part survival story, and part Dickensian adventure. As the cholera epidemic surges, it’s up to Eel to prove Dr. John Snow’s theory before the entire neighborhood is wiped out.
    •  “The Abominables” by Eva Ibbotson follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home, only to come upon a club of hunters who have their sights set on the most exotic prey of all: the abominable snowmen.
    •  “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd. Twelve-year-old Felicity is a “word collector” and sees words everywhere, but Midnight Gulch, a town that used to be a magical place, is the first place she’s ever seen the word “home.”