Rain Taxi reviews Carnival Lights

By Shannon Gibney An impressive work about family, survival, and what one character calls the “spiral” of all stories, Chris Stark’s Carnival Lights is part novel, part Minnesota history, part spiritual tome, and part brutal account of white racial and sexual violence. Centering on several generations of one Ojibwe family…

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Tom Powers reviews U.P. Colony

Up Colony: The Story of Resource Exploitation in Upper Michigan – Focus on Sault Sainte Marie Industries by Phil Bellfy In the 1980s the author headed north and attended Lake Superior State University at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  As a student he was struck by the differences between the sister cities…

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