Author signings at the Twin Cities Book Festival

Eric Dregni, Mary Casanova, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Ranae Lenor Hanson will be at the University of Minnesota Press's booth at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 16 to sign copies of their books.
When Oct 16, 2021
from 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM
Where Twin Cities Book Festival, Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55108
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A journey to find Norway’s supposed bliss makes for a comic travelogue that asks, seriously, what makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate?Trinity Baird’s hope for independence is tenuous, especially when her family has the final say—and the power to lock her awayAward-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake SuperiorA personal health crisis, stories from environmental refugees, and our climate in danger prompt a meditation on intimate connections between the health of the body and the health of the ecosystem

Eric Dregni, Mary Casanova, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Ranae Lenor Hanson will be at the University of Minnesota Press's booth at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 16 to sign copies of their books. Our booth will be open for the duration of the festival (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). See schedule below for signing times.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Eric Dregni

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Mary Casanova

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Linda LeGarde Grover

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Ranae Lenor Hanson

ABOUT THEIR NEW BOOKS:

For the Love of Cod by Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni takes his son on a return trip to Norway—the country where he was born fifteen years earlier—to investigate whether it really is the happiest country on Earth. From a passion for dugnad or community volunteerism to sakte or “slow,” a rejection of the mad pace of modernity, this idiosyncratic tour shows readers how, or whether, Norwegian happiness translates.

Waterfall by Mary Casanova

In her third Rainy Lake historical drama, Mary Casanova takes us back to pristine and rugged northern Minnesota. Informed by historical figures, by the burgeoning growth of women’s rights in the early twentieth century, and the complicated issue of mental illness and how “difficult” women were silenced, Waterfall offers a compelling story of a young woman’s fight to find her way.

Gichigami Hearts by Linda LeGarde Grover

Long before there was a Duluth, Minnesota, the massive outcropping that divides the city emerged from the ridge of gabbro rock running along the westward shore of Lake Superior. A great westward migration carried the Ojibwe people to this place, the Point of Rocks. Against this backdrop—Misaabekong, the place of the giants—the lives chronicled in Linda LeGarde Grover’s book unfold, some in myth, some in long-ago times, some in an imagined present, and some in the author’s family history, all with a deep and tenacious bond to the land, one another, and the Ojibwe culture.

Watershed by Ranae Lenor Hanson

What if we tended to an ailing ecosystem just as we care for ourselves in the throes of a medical condition. This possibility is explored here, in a work that is at once a memoir of illness and health, a contemplation of the surrounding natural world in distress, and a reflection on how these come together in opportunities for healing.