Sunday, October 18, 2009

Birchbark Books

Birchbark Books & Native Arts

2115 W 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Louise Erdrich

Birchbark Books is operated by spirited people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of hand made art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of intimate bookstores. We are a full-range bookstore with a Native American focus. We also specialize in Native American art and jewelry, clothing, gifts, jewelry, music, and packaged food. Our Online Shop features the web's premiere selection of Native American titles.

We are currently featuring our store owner Louise Erdrich, whose recent novel The Plague of Doves was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and was named winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for novel and short story.

We are also proud to feature Heid E. Erdrich, Louise's sister, whose most recent work National Monuments was named winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.

Lisa Monson - A Day with Abby Sunshine!
Abby Sunshine, a lovable, little puppy, shares her simple pleasures on a typical day. She doesn’t miss a beat- from waking up her buddy, Renae, to collecting pine cones and picking up sticks. The vivid illustration style, which combines photography and brightly colored artwork, brings the story to life and captures the joy in Abby’s daily routine. Abby Sunshine will be at Birchbark Books with the human she owns (author Lisa Monson) to greet you and sign books!

Susan Runholt - Rescuing Seneca Crane
Come meet Minnesota writer Susan Runholt, author of The Mystery of the Third Lucretia, as she presents the further spine-tingling adventures of super sleuths Kari and Lucas in her new book Rescuing Seneca Crane. Especially suited to mystery-loving young teens.

Rachel Coyne - Whiskey Heart
In heightened, luminous prose reminiscent of the best of D.H. Lawrence, Rachel L. Coyne writes about a woman who returns to her Minnesota roots and her dysfunctional extended family in this novel of recovery and redemption. Signing to follow.

Books Reading Series
Rollwagen - Flying
Thursday, October 22 @ 7pm

Join Minneapolis poet Beverly Rollwagen as she reads from her new collection Flying: Prose / Poems. The author sifts through her childhood memories, her years as an airline stewardess, and experiences of later life, including loss and grief, in this deceptively breezy collection of poems and prose poems. Book signing to follow.





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