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New from Louise Erdrich

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
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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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Birchbark Books Reading Series

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

The Birchbark Books Reading Series is pleased to present Elizabeth Weir, William Reichard, Stanley Kusunoki and Margaret Hasse. 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. Bring along a friend!

Freya Manfred: Loon In Late November Water

Wednesday, November 14 @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis

Birchbark Books welcomes Freya Manfred for a reading from her seventh full-length collection of poems, Loon in Late November Water (Red Dragonfly Press). Reception and signing to follow the reading. "Freya Manfred’s visionary poems range far and deep. I can’t remember when I have read truer or more urgent poetry. She shares Whitman’s American grandness of spirit, but she is a clear-sighted woman of a later age in our national experiment."—Connie Wanek, author of Rival Gardens.

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