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Catherine Friend
A former 'city girl,' Friend lives on a small farm in southeastern Minnesota, where she and her partner Melissa raise sheep and cattle. She writes adult nonfiction, fiction, and children's books. "The Compassionate Carnivore" won the Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction. Her memoir, "Hit... show more

A former 'city girl,' Friend lives on a small farm in southeastern Minnesota, where she and her partner Melissa raise sheep and cattle. She writes adult nonfiction, fiction, and children's books. "The Compassionate Carnivore" won the Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction. Her memoir, "Hit by a Farm," was selected by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as one of the best books of 2006. Her children's picture book, "The Perfect Nest," was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of five best 'read alouds,' and was nominated for numerous state reading awards. She was awarded a Loft/McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, and her adult adventure novels have won awards from the Golden Crown Literary Society and the Independent Book Publishers Association. Friend has a M.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish. She does chores, teaches writing workshops, and speaks at libraries, yarn shops and fiber festivals, professional organizations, and schools. She's discovered that farm chores and snowshoes make Minnesota winters bearable, and is especially proud she's learned how to take the wool from her sheeps' backs and knit it into very cool socks.
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Ramblings of an Avid Reader
Ramblings of an Avid Reader rated it 3 years ago
The Copper Egg is the latest novel by Catherine Friend. This book is what happens when you take Indiana Jones and put him in a blender with lesbian romance novels. And it works brilliantly! Claire Adams is a disgraced archeologist, run out of Peru for a highly unusual way of finding tombs. She's s...
Jemology
Jemology rated it 4 years ago
Good old-fashioned lesfic adventures are so rare I want to give them 5 stars just for being published. :) I think I might have actually done that too, lol. This book deserves it though, for the most part. Let's start with the cover. The book's almost worth picking up just for that alone. It's uncann...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
This is the second time I've read this book, the first being many years ago. My thoughts are pretty much the same, I love the historical pirate story featuring Captain Tommy Farris and enjoyed the modern day story featuring Randi and Emma. The unfolding of Tommy's story was interesting and engaging ...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 6 years ago
8//26/13 ** It's about a cat, of course I enjoyed it. It's not the type of picture book that usually catches my fancy...not really about critical issues, illustration style not reminiscent of fine art. That being said...The cat is so greedy at the beginning, and his character traits shift so comple...
Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it 8 years ago
Part of the reason I disliked this book may be that it was just not the book for me at this time as a reader. Part of it may be that much of the arguments Friend makes are things I have seen in other books such as Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me. I will admit that I skimmed parts of the book due t...
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