Pioneer Press review excerpts:
The Dragon Keeper, by Mindy Mejia
"Dragon Keeper, a sort of ecological love story in which zookeeper Meg Yancy guards and protects Jata, the Komodo dragon that has been in her care at a Minnesota zoo since it arrived from Indonesia…After a heartbreaking/terrifying scene (I dare you not to cry), we're given a perfect ending."
Prairie Silence, by Melanie Hoffert
Over the last ten years I have been trying to resolve a seemingly simple dilemma: how to tell the state of North Dakota that I am gay.
That's the heart of this involving memoir by a woman who grew up on a farm near Wyndmere, N.D. Like so many young people who grew up on the Dakota prairie, she moved to the Twin Cities, where she was managing director of Teach for America's social-networking hub.
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