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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.

Signed by the author.
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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Birchbark Books Reading Series

Wednesday, March 28th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

The Birchbark Books Reading Series is pleased to present Diane Wilson, Anthony Ceballos, Susan Power, and James Lenfestey. 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. This is a fantastic lineup! Be sure to bring a friend.

Can Poetry Save Your Life?

Sun April 8 - Mon April 9
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Mpls

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Literary Witnesses with poets Gregory Orr and Susan Deborah King. On Sunday, April 8 at noon, King will read from her own work in the Plymouth chapel. At 4pm, King and Orr will lead a public discussion on the question: Can poetry save your life? On Monday, April 9 at 7pm, King will introduce Orr for a public reading. A reception and book signing follows all events. Gregory Orr is the author of more than eleven books of poetry and criticism, including the influential book-length essay Poetry as Survival. Susan Deborah (Sam) King is a writer, teacher, and national leader of groups on creativity and spirituality. She is the author of four books of poems. Co-sponsored by RainTaxi Review of Books. All events are free and open to the public, with plenty of free parking.

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