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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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Gerald Vizenor: Native Tributes

Wednesday, September 26th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

Birchbark Books welcomes Gerald Vizenor for a reading from his new historical novel Native Tributes. In this sequel to Blue Ravens, Vizenor maintains his masterly perception of oral stories, creating a dynamic literary tribute to Native American veterans and visionary artists in the Great Depression. Book signing at Birchbark Books to follow the reading.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Loaded

Thursday, September 27th.
Reception at 5:30pm. Lecture at 7pm.

First Unitarian Society
900 Mount Curve Ave, Minneapolis

Scholar, human rights activist, and author Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will speak about "The White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment" in support of her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. The lecture begins at 7pm. There will be a reception with a light supper by the Sioux Chef and a chance to meet Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz starting at 5:30pm. Birchbark Books will have books available for purchase at the event. Presented by First Unitarian Society, Northland Sustainable Solutions, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Birchbark Books. Free and open to the public.

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