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The Round House

The Round House

Riveting and suspenseful. At once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture. Winner of the National Book Award.

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors

A new edition from Harper Perennial of Louise Erdrich's enchanting memoir. Featuring cover art by Aza Erdrich.

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by David Treuer
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My Grandfathers Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation
by Brenda J. Child
My Grandfathers Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation
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A haunting and unforgettable novel about love, loss, race, and desire in World War II–era America. Powerful and wholly original, Treuer delivers his most ambitious and captivating novel yet.

While telling her own family’s stories from the Red Lake Reservation as well as stories of Ojibwe people around the Great Lakes, Child examines the disruptions and the continuities in daily work, family life, and culture faced by Ojibwe people of Child’s grandparents’ generation.

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Louise Erdrich: Asynchronous Reading

Exhibition: April 1-25 Extended!

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, noon to 5 PM
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)
2123 w 21st Street | Minneapolis MN 55405

Louise Erdrich - Asynchronous ReadingAn art installation in collaboration with Aza Erdrich, Pallas Erdrich, and Heid E. Erdrich.  Bockley Gallery is pleased to announce the first ever show of visual art and text by distinguished author Louise Erdrich. Asynchronous Reading presents Erdrich’s paintings, collage boxes, and found-object constructions along with poetic text and audio works to create an experience to be viewed, read, and heard. Aza Erdrich and Pallas Erdrich contribute key images and media works to an installation curated by Heid E. Erdrich, who also collaborated on parts of the exhibit.

Birchbark Books Reading Series

Wednesday, May 27th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)
2123 W 21st Street | Minneapolis, MN 55405

The Birchbark Books Reading Series is pleased to present Linda LeGarde Grover (The Road Back to Sweetgrass), Tom Hennen (Darkness Sticks to Everything), Ilze Klavina Mueller (Gate), and Greg Watson (All the World at Once). Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the reading series features new, emerging, and established writers. View the series flyer for details about the writers and the event. This is a fantastic lineup and is sure to be a special night.  Hope to see you there!

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