Minnesota storytellers give Minnesota historians a run for their money in these six volumes of pretty good stuff.

“Joan Claire Graham and friends take us on a rollicking pilgrimage back home where stories are born–stories that are, as we say in Minnesota, about as good as you’d hear anywhere.” Cheri Register, author, Packinghouse Daughter: A Memoir

“Joan Claire Graham and friends evoke laughter, tears, and waves of nostalgia as they recall people, places, times, and events that made life memorable in the North Star State.” Publisher & Editor

“Forget the timelines and the begats, the crises and grudges. Instead write about the stuff of everyday life. Minnesota Memories provides would-be family historians an example of what a successful memoir looks like.” Ann Scheppke, Librarian

“You’ll read about Minnesota history you didn’t learn in school and recognize friends, neighbors, and loved ones in these stories about the fabulous family called, Minnesota. Joan Claire Graham’s program evokes the same warm feelings as the stories in her books, and her sincere enthusiasm is contagious.” Valerie Scherbert Quist, Southwest Minnesota Sailor newspaper.

“I took my books along on vacation when my 5 children and 10 grandchildren stayed at the lake for a week, and I nearly lost the books to the kids. They loved them.” Rosemary Wulff, happy customer

“I found Joan Claire Graham’s presentation to be not only great fun, but also poignant and instructive at the Winona County Historical Society’s Food for Thought Lecture series.” Vicki Englich, Director

Contact Joan Claire Graham, editor and publisher, to order books or contribute a story to Minnesota Memories 8.

Minnesota Memories are definitely not about Lake Wobegon, a fictional little town that time forgot.

They’re about real Minnesota people, places, times and events.