Browsing Books: James J. Hill House
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This season we continue to travel around Minnesota but this time we’re learning about all the fascinating historical sites our state has to offer and giving you a book prompt inspired by each site.
We will share six book suggestions to meet that prompt, to get you started on reading new books. You can also take that prompt and find any other book to meet the challenge!
This week we encourage you to explore the James J. Hill House. “Explore upstairs and downstairs life in Minnesota's Downton Abbey — a 36,000-square-foot mansion built for railroad titan James J. Hill.” To commemorate Hill’s life, we suggest that you read a book about business. When you look for new books to read in this area, branch out beyond that word - otherwise you will be mired in older books by white male voices, and there are so many different voices and different options for you! For example: many cozy mysteries are all about women owning different kinds of businesses and their struggles with them - but they never turn up on lists of novels about business.
We give you links to each of these books on our show notes page, 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 made on these sales. Thank you for supporting CMLE!