Related Program: Northland Morning MN Reads: a pair of mysteries with multifaceted author Carol Lafavor By Lisa Johnson • Mar 8, 2018 Related Program: Northland Morning ShareTweetEmail What stands out about a person when they're gone? Carol Lafavor died in 2011, but her legacy is that of a pioneer in the places where gender, sexuality, social justice, HIV/AIDS awareness and being Native intersect. Those things are all good and interesting to know about the author, but when you open her books, Along the Journey River or Evil Dead Center, you just fall into a really good mystery story. Listen Listening... / 9:40 Tags: MN ReadsCarol LafavorTheresa LafavorAlong the Journey RiverEvil Dead CenterShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content MN Reads: "Twin Cities Picture Show" by Dave Kenney By Lisa Johnson • Mar 1, 2018 You can air-condition a movie theater with an artesian well. Drive-in movies didn't lose their popularity; land just got too expensive. These and other gems are available in Dave Kenney's Twin Cities Picture Show. MN Reads: "Ecology Without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World" By Lisa Johnson • Feb 22, 2018 Cultures define themselves in many ways, frequently with reference to the natural world. On the surface, it's hard to see that as a bad thing. But as we delve further into ecology ("a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments, the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment"), is the stumbling block to finding answer the way we see nature ... or just human beings? MN Reads: "Minnesota, 1918: When Flu, Fire, and War Ravaged the State" by Curt Brown By Lisa Johnson • Feb 15, 2018 Widespread flu. Fires burning entire communities to the ground. Soldiers fighting in faraway hot spots abroad and an anti-immigrant nationalism taking hold. But journalist Curt Brown's new book isn't a chronicle of today but of one hundred years ago. "A century," he says, "doesn't seem so long ago anymore." Minnesota 1918 is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. MN Reads: "Where Are All the Minnesotans" by Karlyn Coleman By Lisa Johnson • Feb 8, 2018 Karlyn Coleman celebrates her love of all things winter with a book guaranteed to make natives of the Land of 10,000 Lakes puff out their chests with pride -- and (as it turns out) horrify grade-school kids in Arizona! Where Are All the Minnesotans? is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.