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Author Linda Legarde Grover

Join our Writer's Salon with author Linda Legarde Grover. She'll read from her new novel, In the Night of Memory, discuss the writing process, and take questions from the audience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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. Her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass (Minnesota, 2014) received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Fiction Award as well as the Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award. The Dance Boots, a book of stories, received the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and her poetry collection The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives received the Red Mountain Press Editor's Award and the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (Minnesota, 2017) won the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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. But she is also a daughter of the Mozhay Point Reservation in northern Minnesota and the mother of Azure and Rain, ages 3 and 4, and her absence haunts all the lives she has touched—and all the stories they tell in this novel. In the Night of Memory returns to the fictional reservation of Linda LeGarde Grover’s previous award-winning books, introducing readers to a new generation of the Gallette family as Azure and Rain make their way home.

After a string of foster placements, from cold to kind to cruel, the girls find their way back to their extended Mozhay family, and a new set of challenges, and stories, unfolds. Deftly, Grover conjures a chorus of women’s voices (sensible, sensitive Azure’s first among them) to fill in the sorrows and joys, the loves and the losses that have brought the girls and their people to this moment. Though reconciliation is possible, some ruptures simply cannot be repaired; they can only be lived through, or lived with. In the Night of Memory creates a nuanced, moving, often humorous picture of two Ojibwe girls becoming women in light of this lesson learned in the long, sharply etched shadow of Native American history.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Address: 
12 E. Wisconsin St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Books: 
In the Night of Memory: A Novel Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781517906504
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 2nd, 2019

The Road Back to Sweetgrass: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780816699162
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - February 2016

Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781517903442
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 10th, 2017

The Sky Watched -- Poems of Ojibwe Lives Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780990804772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Mountain Press - September 16th, 2016