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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: $16.00    (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

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"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

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Linda LeGarde Grover & Marcie Rendon

Thursday, May 30 @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls

Join us for an evening with two celebrated Native writers. Linda LeGarde Grover, author of Birchbark bestseller The Road Back to Sweetgrass, will be reading from her new novel, In the Night of Memory. Marcie Rendon will be presenting her new mystery novel, Girl Gone Missing, sequel to the popular Murder on the Red River. Book signing and reception to follow the reading, with books from both authors available for purchase at the event. Free and open to all. This will be a great night of fiction and fun!

Darrel J. McLeod: Mamaskatch

Friday, May 31 @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls

Join Milkweed Editions, Birchbark Books, the Native American Community Development Institute, and the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis in welcoming Darrel J. McLeod as we celebrate the launch of his debut memoir, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. Called “powerful and overdue” by Heart Berries author Terese Marie Mailhot, Mamaskatch is a lyrical and intimate story about the impact of colonization. McLeod writes about abuse, gender fluidity, queerness, and grief with candor, grace, and strength. This event is free and all are welcome. Books available for purchase at the event. Food and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP via Eventbrite so the organizers can plan accordingly.

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