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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.

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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Independent Bookstore Day!

Saturday, April 28. All day.
Birchbark Books & ARTrageous Adventures

Please join Birchbark Books for a full day of giveaways, author appearances, dancing, refreshments, and more. Author Kelly Barnhill will be here. The Ramsey's Braggarts Morris Men will dance. Special activities for kids at ARTrageous Adventures. Pick up the free Twin Cities IBD Passport and the new Midwest Indie Bookstore Roadmap for your chance to win great prizes when you visit other stores. Plenty of fun for the whole family! Find the schedule of events and all the details on our Independent Bookstore Day webpage.

Michael Ondaatje in Conversation with Louise Erdrich

Monday, May 21 @ 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Mpls

Join us as we welcome the internationally acclaimed author Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient) to present his latest work, Warlight: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II. Ondaatje will be in conversation with Louise Erdrich, with a reception and book signing to follow. Co-sponsored by Birchbark Books, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and Literary Witnesses. Warlight will be available for purchase at the event. Free and open to the public. Not to be missed!

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