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Walking Point: A Vietnam Memoir

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Release Date: 10/18/2018

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Lake Maria is the closest park to our HQ in St Cloud - and we've even had a member event camping there! It was opened in 1963.This park houses the endangered Blandings Turtle, and there is a great statue honoring this turtle near the Visitor's Center. Celebrate their conservation efforts by reading a book with a turtle on the cover or in the plot.

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This week we’re looking at  Grand Portage State Park! This park was established in 1989. This park is very close to the Grand Portage National Monument, which is also worth a visit. The park has the tallest waterfall in the state - and any of the North Shore parks will be good for viewing waterfalls. Enjoy a book with a waterfall on the cover, or as part of the story.

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We are suggesting books you might enjoy for our Goodreads group: . We give you a prompt connected to each state park, and you find a book to fulfill the challenge. You can use one of our suggestions, and you should feel free to read any book! The was established in 1961. Fossilized shark teeth have been found in the park. Explore that aspect of the park by reading a book that has a fossil. We give you links to each of these books on , taking you to Amazon.com. If you click on any of them, and buy anything at all - including a nice book - Amazon will send us a small percent of the profits they...

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The Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area was established in 1993. The park was named after the homesteader living on this land, and "his St. Bernard dog, Una, his constant companion and prospecting partner." Celebrate this partnership by reading a book told by a dog's perspective, or one about dogs

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This season we are suggesting books you might enjoy for our Goodreads group: Armchair Travel to Minnesota State Parks. We give you a prompt connected to each state park, and you find a book to fulfill the challenge.

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This season we are suggesting books you might enjoy for our Goodreads group: Armchair Travel to Minnesota State Parks. We give you a prompt connected to each state park, and you find a book to fulfill the challenge.

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Frontenac State Park was founded in 1957.  This park is known as a wonderful place for bird watching! It's one of the best spots in the country to view birds migrating in the spring and fall. More than 260 species of birds have been recorded here. You can enjoy this hobby by reading a book featuring a bird on the cover.

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This week Leigh Lenzmeier shares Walking Point: A Vietnam Memoir, by Robert Kunkel

"Bob Kunkel grew up in a large, Catholic family on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. Although he was older than some draftees, at 22, he was still young and relatively innocent. But not for long.
Kunkel recounts his experiences with so much detail that the reader can feel and smell the steamy jungle. He brings you right along with him. His story is much more than a collection of details, however. His military experience was largely mundane routine, spiced with dramatic and dangerous moments and anecdotal incidents, recounted with a dry sense of humor. Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster of a read.
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