Books For Sale by Your Twin Cities Author ... Genny Zak Kieley

Genny Kieley Books are Fun to Read and Filled with wonderful photos. Some of the Special features are: Put on your gloves let's go Downtown and Dime Store Dreams. Come relive the memories of the 50s & 60s in Minneapolis, MN. We Boomers have a special place in our hearts for those simple, innocent days. Take a fun stroll back in time and revisit transistor radios & TV westerns, go-go boots & muscle cars, home perms & hope chests, Polaroid's & penny candy, drive-ins and dime stores, and so much more in the book "Green Stamps to Hot Pants"! Includes dozens of photos to jog your memory and make you smile! They make great gifts too!

Be sure to check out her newest release "BaitStore Angel and Other Stories".  She does a faboulus job of story telling in this book.

  • BaitStore Angel

    Pride and Tradition

     Price: $11.95
    Code: BA-08
    BaitStore Angel
    and Other Stories

    BaitStore Angel is a collection of slice of life stories told in a down to earth style filled with heart and humor; each with an unexpected twist. The stories center around three themes--childhood memories of growing up in an old fashioned urban neighborhood, empty nest jobs, marrying a fisherman and adjusting to a new way of life in the suburbs. We live in such a busy world-this book includes short pieces that are easy to read--thought provoking with a soothing current of life & universal themes. Featuring evocative stories that draw you in and captivate you. This author writes about ordinary life--but it becomes so much more than ordinary.

  • Heart and Hard Work

    Heart and Hard Work

    Price: $10.00
    Code: HHW-12
    Heart and Hard Work: Memories of Nordeast Minneapolis

    Now in its fourth edition. One chapter is devoted to the historical role of the churches. Eight major ethnic groups are described-French, Scandinavian, German, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Italian, and Lebanese-including where they settled, businesses and schools they opened, and the marks they left on the area. 20 to 30 distinct communities are identified. Also includes landmarks and businesses like the Grain Belt Brewery, Edison High School, Kramarczuk's East European Deli, and Hollywood Theater. 14 interviews with longtime residents.Nodin Press 1997

  • Pride and Tradition

    Pride and Tradition

    Price: $19.95
    Code: PT-11
    Pride and Tradition: More Memories of Northeast Minneapolis

    Important businesses are covered--banks, barbers, bakeries, butchers, a shoe repair shop and drugstores. Why So Many Bars in Northeast Minneapolis? Also features stories of Polish weddings, immigrant living conditions, favorite swimming places, streetcar routes and schools. 19 more churches are included. 15 interviews include a tribute to Rose Totino, Sophie Abraham and the well-known Buchinger, Biernat, Siwek and Dziedzic families. A special interview with Donald Moss. Nodin Press 1999.

  • Roots and Ties

    Roots and Ties

    Price: $10.00
    Code: RT-10
    Roots and Ties: A Scrapbook of Northeast Minneapolis

    Northeast is one of the most storied parts of town with its crazy quilt character. Roots and Ties is a wonderful scrapbook of memories with special attention to the housing and architecture, grocery and hardware stores, the parochial schools, community sings, parks, and park pageants. It also includes pottery shops, the Ethnic Dance Theatre, Rhythmland and the California Building . 234 pages and 262 photographs. Nodin Press 2003

  • Green Stamps to Hot Pants

    Green Stamps to Hot Pants

    Price: $19.95
    Code: GSHP-09
    Green Stamps to Hot Pants: Growing Up in the 50s and 60s

    It was a time when bikes were big and bulky. Ladies from the neighborhood stuck to a strict routine of Monday was wash day, Tuesday ironing day and there was seldom deviation from this rule. Drive In movies and restaurants were the hot spot on a Saturday night. Busy housewives saved up their coveted green stamps from the grocery store and dreamed of what they could buy with them. A trip to the Dime Store was like going to dreamland. Families sat around the counsel black and white television to watch their favorite TV family and emulated them in their own life. Nodin Press 2008