Minnesota Cold: A Novel and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $2.67 (18%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used item in very good condition with clean, unmarked pages.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Minnesota Cold Paperback – September 1, 2009


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.28
$11.82 $2.03
Take%20an%20Extra%2030%25%20Off%20Any%20Book

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.


Frequently Bought Together

Minnesota Cold + Harvesting Ashwood Minnesota 2037 + Ashwood
Price for all three: $38.31

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: North Star Pr of St Cloud; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878393234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878393237
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,565,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Cynthia Kraack is the author of Minnesota Cold and two unpublished novels. She is completing University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing. Her nonfiction work includes writing business simulation games which have received professional recognition for innovation and creativity. Cynthia was born and raised in Wisconsin and has lived in Minnesota all of her adult life. She is married and has two adult children.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Not badly written, but some very implausible situations.
leek2065
This book highlighted all my fears of what is happening in our country now.
Grandma Bethany
I give it two stars since I reserve one star for books I cannot finish.
SSB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By P. Davies on October 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Minnesota Cold" is not about the persistent subzero winters we have here in the upper mid-west but about a state gone cold to the rest of the country, at least that's how I read the title--though the cover is the steely gray known to all who have wintered over in Minnesota. I read "Minnesota Cold" when it first came out in September having heard the author speak. Since then, images from the book come back to me at odd times. This is a work of speculative fiction in which the extreme hardship of a post-nuclear event in the year 2015 or so allows a totalitarian government of the highest order to take over the state of Minnesota as well at the the five surrounding states creating a new political and economic entity called the Minnesota Territory even while the rest of the country and Canada remain largely intact. We are past the worst of times when the story opens in 2035 but life has definitely changed. The large suburban home of Sally Dodge now houses all of her extended family as well as children placed there by the government--housing as well as the energy to maintain housing is scarce in this society. Sally is the matriarch, her government functionary husband having passed, and it is her state assigned job to run the household as a means of justifying her continued existence. I love that the story is told by an "old woman," old being more relative in 2035 than it is now. Sally, while vital at 75 years old, undergoes a youth-anizing (my term), while fleeing from a scheduled euthanizing, that lets her function as a woman in her middle 50s to fight the government that has made medical technology its main export industry.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By SSB on February 21, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought the book based on the reviews (again) and found it lacking (again). It was better than most, however, and actually worked in a few parts. The "revolution" was not only too sketchily presented, but also, at the same time, boring. The characters, who were initially fairly well drawn, became very flat. I can suspend credulity for good fiction but found the notion of a "magic pill" that would reverse aging to be hard to believe, particularly given the dates for the story. It is a lovely idea, though.

The heroine's history of bad relationships and marriages weaken her believability. Her judgement is certainly in question. Even her Doug turned out to be a cad in many respects. Benjamin's ending showed little respect for her and her feelings.

I guess my primary problem with the book is that, while it enumerated the manifold threats to man and to society that actually exist today, there were no new ideas and no new solutions. (rejuv occurs in many science fiction books) How many ways can society self-destruct? Some authors can do that and create an interesting read, but not this one. The location was the only original idea that I noticed.

Who is Weaver? Where did he come from? Where did he go? What was his purpose?

More political statements abound than is conductive to good reading unless you agree with the author. The problem was that she would make the statement and then summarize the opposite idea in a sentence or two. It was hard to tell what she was trying to say. I respect anyone's right to make a statement, to hold an idea, or even to write about it, I just would like to know what side she is on. I nearly gave up on the book because the second half is boring. I did persevere, however, and finished the book. I give it two stars since I reserve one star for books I cannot finish.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JJames on October 24, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Just too much liberal politics. Good stories don't need to jab at those who have different views than yourself. It happens alot in music as well and those songs are usually the worst of the bunch.
The story was a bit slow moving. It wasn't until about half way through that you could describe to someone else what the plot was.
I gave it 3 stars because I like the Genre. If there were more in this Genre (Post Apocalyptic/non-zombie), it would have gotten 2 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Travis R. Cole on January 17, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really did want to like this book. It got good reviews, but I just didn't care for it. The book seemed to go on and on with no point. It didn't have much story to it and I had to really force myself to keep reading. It is like one of those movies that you keep waiting and waiting for something exciting to happen and it never comes. Eventually you realize you waited all the time for nothing and wish you got your money back. It is probably my least liked Post Apocalypse type book I have read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Even liberals have a chance to survive after TSHTF & this is the world they would create for themselves if they did. All gather under Politician/Businessmen in cities to be closer to the 'supplies' the government hands out and governed by them as well. The P/B's even decide when you have contributed enough to the 'effort' and assign you a time to die. And of course, woe betide anyone who doesn't bow down to the inevitable as defined by the Government.

Well, I won't bow down, and this Communist Liberal claptrap can go to the trash bin. Not one good idea from this confusingly written drek. $7.99 for this garbage!

Don't Buy It! Go get some good Jerry D. Young have a good read and learn something about real survival in the face of challenging odds!

Please don't write any more Cynthia Kraack. You need to keep your ideas to yourself. Might save you the embarrassment of a bad idea, badly executed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?