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2014 Author Events

Minnesota author Mary Relindes Ellis

Saturday, April 26th

11:30-1:00 p.m. Scout & Morgan Books
Author presentation and book signing

The story of a man caught up in the immigrant culture of a river village in Minnesota, and in the throes of World War I

Mary Ellisís rich gift for imagining carries us from the bourgeois world of fin de siŤcle Germany to a vibrant immigrant enclave in the heart of the Midwest and to the killing fields of World War I. The Bohemian Flats conjures both the sweep of irresistible history and the intimate reality of a man, and a family caught up in it.

Release date: May 2, 2014 Softcover: $16.95 Contact Scout & Morgan Books to pre-order your copy!

Mary Relindes Ellis is the author of the novel The Turtle Warrior. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Minnesota author Sarah Stonich 

Thursday May 8th
 4:00-5:00 p.m. Scout & Morgan Books (book signing only)

7:00 p.m. Cambridge Campus Anoka Ramsey Community College: Author presentation and book chat
followed by refreshments and book signing


Vacationland by Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, has been selected as the 2014 Cambridge Community-Read selection.  Now in its 7th year, the Cambridge Community-Read is an award-winning literacy program whose goal is to encourage Cambridge and surrounding community members to come together through the reading and discussion of a common book.

Vacationland is a collection of linked stories centered around Naledi, a northern Minnesota lodge and fishing resort. Vacationland tells the story of those whose paths have crossed at Naledi: Meg, an artist who grew up under her grandfatherís care, a man from nearby Hatchet Inlet, a Sarajevo refugee sponsored by two parishes who canít afford ďtheir own refugee,Ē aged sisters traveling to fulfill a fateful pact once made at the resort, a philandering ad man, a lonely Ojibwe stonemason, and a haiku-spouting girl rescued from a bog. Stonich has a razor-sharp wit that brings to life the many characters in this quintessential Minnesota tale and will appeal to anyone who has ever spent time in the northland. Vacationland is a finalist for the 2014 Minnesota Book Award and was recently selected as one of the top 10 books of 2013 by Pioneer Press books editor Mary Ann Grossmann and a literary highlight of 2013 by The City Pages

 Sarah Stonich is the best-selling author of These Granite Islands, translated into seven languages and shortlisted for Franceís Gran Prix de Lectrices de Elle; the critically acclaimed novel The Ice Chorus; and a memoir, Shelter. The founder of, she lives in Minneapolis and spends summers in northeastern Minnesota.

Join the conversation! Read the book, discuss it with friends, and then join the author for her presentation on May 8, 2014 at the Cambridge campus of the Anoka Ramsey Community College. For more information about Community Read events and to pick up a reading guide and copy of Vacationland, visit the Cambridge Public Library and Scout & Morgan Books. All events are free and open to the public.

Books are in-stock now! Softcover: $16.95. Book Groups purchasing 5 or more copies receive a 20% discount!


Minnesota Author Susan Allen Toth

Saturday, May 10th

11:30-1:00 p.m. Scout & Morgan Books

A moment-by-moment memoir of the difficulty and dedication of caregiving


As her husband Jamesís Parkinsonís disease with eventual dementia began to progress, writer Susan Allen Toth decides she intensely wants to keep her husband at home until the end. Wrenching, occasionally peevish, at times darkly funny, and always deeply felt, Tothís intimate, unsparing memoir reflects the realities of seeing a loved one out of life.

Susan Allen Toth has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harperís, and Vogue, among other publications. Her many books include Blooming, Ivy Days, My Love Affair with England, England As You Like It, and Leaning into the Wind: A Memoir of Midwest Weather (Minnesota, 2006). A longtime teacher and writer-in-residence at Macalester College, Toth currently divides her time between rural Wisconsin and La Jolla, California.

Release date: April 7, 2014 Softcover: $16.95

Contact Scout & Morgan Books to pre-order your copy!


Nathan Johnson Minnesota author and local historian

Saturday, May 24

11:30-1:00 p.m. Scout & Morgan Books



Local historian and author Nathan Johnson, author of Images of America: Pine City,  presents his new book, Legendary Locals of Pine City featuring images of local legends from historical archives, family collections, and his own photographs of contemporary Pine Citians.

Both books will be available for purchase and signing.

Contact Scout & Morgan Books to reserve your copy!


Minnesota author Cary Griffith

Saturday, June 14th

11:30-1:00 p.m. Scout & Morgan Books

Join Minnesota book award winner Cary Griffith to talk about his latest book, a Minnesota thriller set in the Northwoods.

In "Wolves", Sam Rivers, wildlife biologist and special agent for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, has a penchant for understanding predators. His expertise finds him returning to Defiance, Minnesota, his boyhood home on the Mesabi Iron Range, a place he hasnít seen in twenty years. There, he investigates wolf depredation of local livestockóbut wolves arenít the only predators in Defiance. The mysterious death of his estranged father lands the agent on a case unlike any heís worked before. His knowledge of cold, wilderness and wolves was bred in his bones. He learned his lessons well, and now heíll need to use them.

Griffith is the author of two works of non-fiction and one novel. He won a 2010 Minnesota Book Award for his non-fiction work, Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving. In his other non-fiction work, Lost in the Wild, Griffith tracks the real life (mis)steps of hikers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park.

"Wolves"  is in-stock now: Softcover: $12.95


James Norton, founder of the Heavy Table website

Saturday, August 2

11:30-1:30 p.m. Scout & Morgan Books

Lake Superior Flavors

A Field Guide to Food and Drink along the Circle Tour

Embark on a culinary tour of Lake Superior with the founders of the Heavy Table. 

From the founders of the popular food website Heavy Table comes Lake Superior Flavors, a celebration of food culture around the shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes. Author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley take readers on a culinary tour around Lake Superior, hitting high-traffic tourist spots and cultural institutions as well as off-the-beaten-path discoveries. 

Release date: April 15, 2014 Softcover: $21.95 

Contact Scout & Morgan Books to pre-order your copy!


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