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WHITE BIRCH, RED HAWTHORN event at Winding Stair Bookshop with Nora Murphy

When Aug 17, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Winding Stair Bookshop, 40 Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 R9Y5, Ireland
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White Birch, Red Hawthorn (Nora Murphy)Nora Murphy will be at Winding Stair Bookshop on Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir. She will be joined by Marcie Rendon, author of Murder on the Red River.

 

Nora Murphy tells the story of her ancestors’ maple grove that, long before the Irish arrived, was home to three Native tribes: the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk. That her dispossessed ancestors’ homestead was built upon another, far more brutal dispossession is the hard truth underlying Murphy’s search for the deeper connections between this contested land and the communities who call it home.

 

"Nora Murphy defines her work as cultural outsider: she listens, she doesn’t try to fix anything, and she resists the urge to dominate. She has accomplished the difficult task of writing from what she has learned of people unlike herself, not about them. Harder still, she has learned to love another culture and yet understand it does not belong to her." —Heid Erdrich, author of Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest

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