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Crookston Public Library GRO (Text) 33500012761193 Main Available -
Mahnomen Public Library GRO (Text) 33500011162260 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780820335803 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0820335800 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: x, 149 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Formatted Contents Note:
The dance boots -- Three seasons -- Maggie and Louis, 1914 -- Refugees living and dying in the west end of Duluth -- Shonnud's girl -- Ojibwe boys -- Four indians in the mirror -- Bingo night.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 September #1
    "In linked stories, Grover portrays the inhabitants of an imaginary Ojibwe reservation north of Duluth, Minnesota. While Artense, the narrator, attends community college and goes on to graduate school, her aunt Shirley, who lives in Duluth, calls her every couple of weeks to tell her family stories, which Artense passes on to us. Shirley's multigenerational tale involves Indian boarding schools, homesickness, and racism. Readers also meet Grandma Maggie, who hits her husband with a frying pan, then takes off with her two youngest boys because her three oldest are already at the Indian school; Louis, Maggie's first husband, whom she meets at the Harrod Indian School; and Sonny and Mickey, who repeatedly escape from Harrod. Before Shirley dies, she gives Artense her suede beaded dancing boots, and Grover writes lyrically of the first time Artense wears them to a powwow, while watching her own daughters join the line of dancing grandmothers, aunts, and cousins. Grover's collection, for which she won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, is simply mesmerizing." Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LINDA LeGARDE GROVER is a member of the Bois Band of Ojibwe and a professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Her novels, stories and poetry have received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers &amp; Storytellers Fiction Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Red Mountain Press Editor’s Award. Her memoir, <i>Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year</i>, continues in essay form her research and writing on Ojibwe families and their connections to land, history, and tribal communities. LeGarde Grover lives in Duluth, Minnesota, near Lake Superior, with her husband and near her children, grandchildren, and large extended family.

Subject: Ojibwa Indians > Fiction.
Minnesota > Fiction.

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