7/9 MN Reads: "Rooted in Iron and Ice: Innocent Years on the Mesabi" by Gary W. Barfknecht
It wasn't until he'd had years of telling stories about his childhood and being met with laughter and disbelief that Gary Barfknecht began to suspect his upbringing on the Iron Range wasn't typical of Minnesota kids who grew up elsewhere.
Gary Barfknecht's "Rooted in Iron and Ice: Innocent Years on the Mesabi" won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA) in Memoir/Creative Nonfiction and is published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. All this summer, we'll be bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland by NEMBA award-winners and nominees.