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Published June 22 2013

Regional reads: Dive into some local books this summer

FARGO – Summer is a great time to discover some new books, especially those with a little local flavor.

With that in mind, we compiled a list of new or recent releases of books with local or regional subject matter, or written by authors with local ties.

• “North Dakota Unforgettable,” by Chuck Haney, features a series of color photographs of scenes throughout North Dakota; available through Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble.

• “Hot Dish Heaven: A Murder Mystery with Recipes,” by Jeanne Cooney. In this mystery novel by a Hallock, Minn., native, a small-town Red River Valley reporter assigned to gather “church food” recipes stumbles upon an unsolved murder; available through Amazon.com.

• “A Secret in the Heartland,” by Michael J. Henning. This crime mystery explores the secrets people keep, with some scenes set in Fargo and Moorhead; available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

• “Saga of an Immigrant: From Norway to North Dakota,” by Osborne Groethe. The biography of Sven Groethe, an immigrant who settled in Kindred, N.D.; available through Paul Groethe by mailing a check for $17.95 to 301 E. Frazee No. 4, Vergas, MN 56587.

• “The Widow Waltz,” by Sally Koslow. This fifth book from Koslow, a Fargo native, follows a woman trying to keep her family together following the death of her husband; available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

• “We Were Pretty Darn Good: A History of Rural Education in America,” by Steve Grineski; A collection of stories of teachers and students who attended school in rural Clay County; available at Zandbroz Variety in Fargo or at the Heritage Shop at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

• “Game Face,” by Andy Kantar; Kantar, a Minneapolis native, wrote this young adult novel about an eighth-grade basketball player living in the fictitious northern Minnesota hockey town of Orville; available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

• “A Place to Belong,” by Lauraine Snelling; The conclusion of Snelling’s Wild West Wind fiction series set in the Black Hills; available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com

• “Hooray for the Old Times,” by Joe Juntunen; A humorous, nonfiction account of the author’s childhood in Esko, Minn.; available through Barnes & Noble.