Going Full Circle walking tour now a book
Thousands of people followed Mike Link and Kate Crowley when they walked around Lake Superior in 2010 -- a 1,500-mile journey that took the married couple five months to complete. Their book documenting the experience, "Going Full Circle," has been published by Lake Superior Port Cities in Duluth. Written in alternating sections -- first him, then her -- the book is not just about their personal journey, but also about the changing landscape of the shoreline and the wilderness around the lake. The book is illustrated with many photos -- both color and black-and-white -- some of them goofy vacation-type photos, some stunning pictures from the wilderness.
• "Love, in Theory," by essayist and fiction writer E.J. Levy, will be published this fall by the University of Georgia Press. Levy is from St. Louis Park and now lives in Virginia. She has received many awards for her writing, including a Pushcart Prize, a Nelson Ahlgren award and a Michener Fellowship. This is her first book.
• "Frozen," a young-adult novel by Ranier, Minn., writer Mary Casanova, will be published in September by the University of Minnesota Press. Casanova is the author of 30 books and recipient of two Minnesota Book Awards. "Frozen," while fiction, is based on a true story about a woman who froze to death in the early 1900s in Koochiching County.
• "Chickadee," book four of the Birchbark House series by Louise Erdrich, will be published in September by Harper. The series follows an Ojibwe family through 100 years in America.
• Brian Farrey's latest YA book, "The Vengekeep Prophecies," will be published in October by Harper. Farrey is an editor at Flux in Woodbury; his book "With or Without You" won a Minnesota Book Award.