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Join us Thursday mornings at 8:20 for Minnesota Reads on Northland Morning, featuring Minnesota authors talking about their work. Funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

MN Reads: "Impermanence" by Sue Leaf

Cover for "Impermanence" by Sue Leaf, photo of a wave crashing on a rocky shore at the edge of a vast expanse of water
University of Minnesota Press

Sue Leaf utilizes the memoir structure for her latest work, but the genre pivots for deep dives into local history and the environment. Impermanence: Life and Loss on Superior's South Shore is a 2023 publication from the University of Minnesota Press

For Leaf, the impermanent nature of the South Shore has been on display for decades. Throughout the book, Leaf addresses eroding shorelines, the coming and going of industry, and the emotions that are tied to these changes. "Everything changes, everything is transitory," says Leaf. "I'm interested in local history, I'm interested in the environment, I'm a trained zoologist; that's what I see when I look out into the world."

You can find Impermanence at various booksellers, including Zenith Bookstore in West Duluth. Leaf will be paying a visit to Zenith Bookstore on Tuesday, January 23rd from 7-8:30pm.

Minnesota Reads is produced at The North 103.3 with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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