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Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

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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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Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media
by Heid E. Erdrich
Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media
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Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
by Linda LeGarde Grover
Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
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Winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for poetry. These poems speak to the keen human yearning to connect as they urge engagement of the image, the moment, the sensual, and the real.
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Winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for memoir. 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.

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Bowwow Powwow with Brenda Child & Jonathan Thunder

Saturday, June 9th. 11am-1pm.
Birchbark Books & ARTrageous Adventures

Kids! Get ready for stories, crafts, refreshments, and fun at the book launch celebration of Bowwow Powwow! Author Brenda Child and Illustrator Jonathan Thunder will be sharing from the book at 11am and noon. Each reading will be followed by a book signing, cookies and lemonade, and a chance to make your own Jingle Dancer or Grass Dancer popsicle stick puppet. Bowwow Powwow tells the story of Windy Girl, who takes the revelry of the powwow one step further, into a dreamworld where the dancers and singers are dogs. This playful story by Brenda Child is accompanied by a companion retelling in Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain and brought to life by Jonathan Thunder’s vibrant dreamscapes. The result is a powwow tale for the ages.

Tommy Orange: There There

Wednesday, June 27 @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls

Join us for an evening with Tommy Orange in celebration of his first novel, There There. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. Louise Erdrich says, “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.” We haven't seen this much buzz about a debut novel in some time. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Book signing to follow the reading. Free and open to the public.

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