THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

  • Article by: LAURIE HERTZEL
  • Updated: December 24, 2011 - 2:01 PM

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An illustration from "Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World"

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• "Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids," by Paul Axtell of Prior Lake, has been published by Jackson Creek Press of Corvallis, Ore.

• "Love of the Game," the third installment of John Coy's "4 for 4" series of young-adult books, has been published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. Coy lives in Minneapolis.

• "The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes," by Jerry Dennis, has been published by the University of Michigan Press.

• "Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World," a picture book by Douglas Wood of Minnesota, illustrated by Barry Moser, has been published by Candlewick Press.

• "Glass Asylum," a novel by JoAnn Bren Guernsey, has been published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. Guernsey is the author of nearly 20 books for children and young adults.

• The latest Jane Lawless mystery, "The Lost Women of Lost Lake," by Ellen Hart, has been published by Minotaur. Hart is the author of 18 Lawless mysteries. She lives in Minneapolis.

• "Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador," by James C. Hormel and Erin Martin, has been published by Skyhorse Publishing. Hormel, who is from Austin, Minn., was the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg from 1999 to 2000.

• "Time in the Sleeping Sky," a novel by Kelly Easton, will be published in January by Grace Notes Books. The book won Grace Notes' Undiscovered Competition. Easton teaches at Hamline University and has published short stories, plays and novels.

• "Golden Jeep," a novel by Ellen Lansky, has been published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. Lansky lives in Minneapolis and teaches at Inver Hills Community College.

• "Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America," by Shawn Lawrence Otto, has been published by Rodale Press. Otto is a writer and screenwriter who lives in Marine on St. Croix.

• "Blue Orange," the second collection of poetry by Robert Grunst, will be published by the Ashland Poetry Press in May. Grunst teaches at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. "Blue Orange" is the winner of the Robert McGovern Prize.

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