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New from Louise Erdrich!
Pre-order now available. Release Date is May 10th.


LaRose: A Novel

In this literary masterwork, Louise wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in indigenous culture.

Birchbark Books Exclusive!

Each copy of LaRose purchased from Birchbark Books is signed by Louise and will include a copy of a page of the original hand-written manuscript. Order yours today.

Featured Books

Aanjikiing: Changing Worlds - An Anishinaabe Traditional Funeral
by Lee Obizaan Staples & Chato Ombishkebines Gonzalez
Aanjikiing: Changing Worlds - An Anishinaabe Traditional Funeral
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The Road Back to Sweetgrass
by Linda LeGarde Grover
The Road Back to Sweetgrass
  • Price: $14.95    (Paperback)
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A model teaching text of an Anishinaabe traditional funeral ceremony. The introduction and the six stages of the funeral ceremony are presented in Ojibwe, with a parallel English text on the facing page. Includes an Ojibwe-English glossary.

A novel set in northern Minnesota, following a trio of American Indian women from the 1970s to the present, observing their coming of age and the intersection of their lives as they navigate love, economic hardship, loss, and changing family dynamics.

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Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities

February 12 – April 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 12 @ 6–8 pm
Artist Talk/Panel Discussion: Tues, Mar 1 @ 7pm
Inez Greenberg Gallery
Bloomington Center for the Arts

Part of the Guerilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. The artists selected for this exhibition are some of the most celebrated and accomplished female Native artists currently living and working in the Twin Cities area.  Each one has made significant contributions to the wealth of art in the Twin Cities and beyond. Curated by Dyani White Hawk Polk. Featuring Carolyn Anderson; Julie Buffalohead; Andrea Carlson; Maggie Thompson; and collaboration team Heid Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, and Elizabeth Day. Visit artistrymn.org for details.

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