Linda LeGarde Grover: IN THE NIGHT OF MEMORY

Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Dragonfly Books
Cost: 
Free!

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to welcome northern Minnesota author Linda LeGarde Grover with her new novel In the Night of Memory. Returning to the fictional reservation of Grover’s previous award-winning books, In the Night of Memory creates a nuanced, moving, sometimes humorous picture of two Ojibwe girls becoming women in the long, sharply etched shadow of Native American history. Grover will talk about In the Night of Memory and sign books on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 PM at Dragonfly Books.


Linda LeGarde Grover is professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. She is the author of The Road Back to Sweetgrass (Univ. of Minnesota Press 2014) and Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (Univ. of Minnesota Press 2017). Grover’s awards include the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Fiction Award, the Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award, the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction, and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.

In the Night of Memory follows the story of Azure and Rain. When Loretta surrenders her young daughters to the county and then disappears, she becomes one more missing Native woman in Indian Country’s long devastating history of loss. But she is also a daughter of the Mozhay Point Reservation in northern Minnesota and the mother of Azure and Rain, ages three and four, and her absence haunts the lives she has touched -- and all the stories they tell in this novel.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 PM. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a book, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public.


In the Night of Memory: A Novel Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781517906504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 2nd, 2019

Two lost sisters find family, and themselves, among the voices of an Ojibwe reservation 

When Loretta surrenders her young girls to the county and then disappears, she becomes one more missing Native woman in Indian Country’s long devastating history of loss.


The Road Back to Sweetgrass: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780816699162
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - February 2016

Set in northern Minnesota, The Road Back to Sweetgrass follows Dale Ann, Theresa, and Margie, a trio of American Indian women, from the 1970s to the present, observing their coming of age and the intersection of their lives as they navigate love, economic hardship, loss, and changing family dynamics on the fictional Mozhay Point reservation.


Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781517903442
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 10th, 2017

Long before it came to be known as Duluth, the land at the western tip of Lake Superior was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, “the place of the small portage.” There the Ojibwe lived in keeping with the seasons, moving among different camps for hunting and fishing, for cultivating and gathering, for harvesting wild rice and maple sugar.


The Dance Boots: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction #72) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820342177
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - April 2012

In this stirring collection of linked stories, Linda LeGarde Grover portrays an Ojibwe community struggling to follow traditional ways of life in the face of a relentlessly changing world.


The Sky Watched -- Poems of Ojibwe Lives Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780990804772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Mountain Press - September 16th, 2016

Poetry. Native American Studies. Women's Studies. Winner of the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. THE SKY WATCHED is a collection of poetry--some bilingual--that tells the collective story of a Minnesota Ojibwe family against the backdrop of history that begins with creation and continues to this day.


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