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New from Louise Erdrich

Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

First printing, first edition. 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.

Featured Books

Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
by Linda LeGarde Grover
Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
  • Price: $14.95    (Paperback)
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The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
  • Price: $34.95    (Hardcover)
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Accompanying us through the cycle of the seasons, Linda LeGarde Grover writes eloquently of the landscape and the weather, work and play, ceremony and tradition and family ways, from the homey moments shared over meals to the celebrations that mark life's great events.

Signed by the author.
A rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders. From renowned Oglala chef Sean Sherman.

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News and Events

The Family Cabin with Dale Mulfinger

Saturday, December 2nd @ 10:30am-Noon
Birchbark Books

Minnesota architect and cabinologist Dale Mulfinger is widely acknowledged as the foremost expert on cabins in North America. He will be appearing at Birchbark Books to sign his new book Family Cabin: Inspiration for Camps, Cottages, and Cabins. In this new collection, Mulfinger explores the role that cabins have had and continue to have in family bonding and as a repository for family history, nostalgia, and cherished memories.

James Lenfestey - A Marriage Book

Tuesday, December 5th @ 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church

Birchbark neighbor James Lenfestey's married life is celebrated in a remarkable new poetry collection from Milkweed Editions: A Marriage Book: Poems From 50 years of a Marriage. Beginning in eros, the poems track through birth, children, near tragedies and small triumphs, on into the adventures of contemporary life. "A collection rooted in passion, desire, sensuality, and the 'shared heat' of love. This is above all a book of transcendence, of celebration." ~ poet Robert Hedin. Available for purchase at the event, James will be signing books after the reading.

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