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Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

Signed by Louise

The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

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New Poets of Native Nations
by Heid E. Erdrich (Editor)
New Poets of Native Nations
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There There
by Tommy Orange
There There
  • Price: $25.95    (Hardcover)
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Collected here are poems of great breadth—long narratives, political outcries, experimental works, and traditional lyrics—and the result is an essential anthology of some of the best poets writing now. “A breathtaking, wide-ranging work of art... a modern classic.”—BuzzFeed

"Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American Fiction. There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart." —Louise Erdrich

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Carolyn Forché Reading - What you Have Heard is True

Friday, April 26 @ 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave | Minneapolis

Come hear Carolyn Forché tell the powerful story of a poet who becomes an activist through a trial by fire. Her new book, What You Have Heard is True, is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman’s radical act of empathy. FREE and open to the public! Co-sponsored by Literary Witnesses and Rain Taxi. Birchbark Books will be there with books available for purchase.

Independent Bookstore Day!

Saturday, April 27. All day.
Birchbark Books & ARTrageous Adventures

Please join Birchbark Books for a full day of giveaways, dancing, refreshments, and more. Music and poetry with Jake Vainio, Rosetta Peters and JG Everest, Lisa Yankton, and Prudence Johnson with Dean Magraw. The Ramsey's Braggarts Morris Men will dance. Special activities for kids at ARTrageous Adventures. Pick up the free Twin Cities IBD Passport and the Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap for your chance to win great prizes when you visit other stores. Plenty of fun for the whole family! Find the schedule of events and all the details on our Independent Bookstore Day webpage.

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