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Coming Soon from Louise Erdrich

Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

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Shipping begins November 14th. Details here.

Book event with Louise Erdrich Nov 14th! Details here.

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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Birchbark Books Reading Series

Wednesday, November 1st @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

The Birchbark Books Reading Series is pleased to present Heid E. Erdrich, David Lawrence Grant, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Thomas Dillon Redshaw . Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the reading series features new, emerging, and established writers quarterly September through May. View the series flyer for details about the writers and the event. And be sure to bring along a friend!

"Future Home of the Living God" Book Release with Louise Erdrich

Tuesday, November 14th @ 7pm
St. Paul's Church on Lake of the Isles 
1917 Logan Ave S, Minneapolis

Join us for an evening with Louise Erdrich in celebration of her new novel Future Home of the Living God. This is the official book release event! $32 per seat includes one copy of Future Home of the Living God for each person registered. Louise will be signing books after the reading. Seating is limited and the event is likely to sell out. Please visit the Future Home Event Page for further details and event registration. Hope to see you there!

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