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The Night Watchman Book Release Celebration with Louise Erdrich

Sunday, March 1st @ 4pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S in Minneapolis

Join Birchbark Books and Literary Witnesses for the premiere book release celebration of Louise Erdich's new novel, The Night Watchman. Based on the extraordinary life of Louise's grandfather, who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to D.C., "The Night Watchman" is gathering praise from early reviewers. Booklist calls it "Erdrich at her radiant best." The book will be released on March 3. Signed first printings are now available for preorder from Birchbark Books and will also be available for purchase at the event. Louise will be signing books after the reading. This event is part of the Literary Witnesses 2020 Reading Series. Free and open to the public. Tell your friends!

Dennis Staples: This Town Sleeps

Thursday, March 19th @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis

Birchbark Books is delighted to welcome author Dennis E. Staples for an evening celebrating his new novel, This Town Sleeps. Set on an Ojibwe reservation in far northern Minnesota, This Town Sleeps explores the many ways history, culture, landscape, and lineage shape our lives, our understanding of the world we inhabit, and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of it all. Louise Erdrich calls it "a tender, suspenseful, irresistible first novel." We haven't seen this much praise and excitement since Tommy Orange's There There! Dennis will be signing books after the reading, available for purchase at the event. Free and open to the public, so don't miss it!