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Can’t Quarrel with Kirkus

Kirkus provided me with a fine review of the new book. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mark-munger/duck-and-cover-4/ Peace Mark

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From the October Newsletter of the Bookstore at Fitger’s

  Last week we debuted our new Newsletter Feature – 5 QUESTIONS! This week we’re profiling local author Mark Munger, whose new book Duck and Cover: Things I Learned Waiting for the Bomb (A Memoir) is on sale now.   1) How do you … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN RUNDMAN

Mark Munger is a non-Finn with an interest in Finnish Americans. MM: What’s your ethnic and personal connection to the Finnish American story? JR: I’m Finnish on both sides. My Mom’s line is from the Kuortane area. My Dad’s line … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in the Sun Well Spent!

Someone handed me this book, signed by the author, at my retirement party back in January of 2019. Not particularly interested in reading what looked to be a self-published or vanity published religious novel, I placed it on my “to … Continue reading

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Severely Disappointed

Here is the thing. One can be an accomplished writer of nonfiction prose, possess a Masters in Nonfiction Writing from a prestigious American University (Sarah Lawrence), have engaging historical events and characters to build upon, and still not be a … Continue reading

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STERLING, COLORADO ((c) 2021 Mark Munger)

She was a plain looking girl with an extraordinary mind living an ordinary life. Lucinda Clark sat on a hay bale, the fibers dry and prickly against the bare skin of her ankles. Her hazel eyes scanned the valley of … Continue reading

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Simply Grand

Sitting on a deck in northeastern Minnesota along the shores of beautiful Whiteface Lake, a serene and quiet environ, sipping a cold beer at height of waning summer, what could be better than to bathe oneself in pure, unadulterated literary … Continue reading

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It’s On!

The launch for the new memoir is set. Music, words, and a night of fun on October 7, 2021 beginning at 6:30pm. Hosted at the Theater of the North in the Fitger’s complex in Duluth by the Bookstore at Fitger’s, … Continue reading

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Always Willing to Learn

I taught university courses for five years and I recognize that Ms. Warner is likely a very fine instructor. That having been said, when I bought this book, I was looking for something akin to Bird by Bird or On … Continue reading

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A Fine Finn

                                                Interview with Stephen Kuusisto Mark Munger is a writer, journalist, and retired judge who finds Finnish American folks fascinating. He recently interviewed New York Times acclaimed essayist and poet, Stephen Kuusisto.  MM:  A while back, I read The Planet … Continue reading

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