GICHIGAMI HEARTS launch event at The West Theatre with Zenith Bookstore and Linda LeGarde Grover

Linda LeGarde Grover will be at The West Theatre with Zenith Bookstore on Thursday, October 14 for the launch of her new book, GICHIGAMI HEARTS.
When Oct 14, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where The West Theatre, 319 N Central Ave., Duluth, MN 55807
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Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake SuperiorLinda LeGarde Grover will be at The West Theatre with Zenith Bookstore on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. for the launch of her new book, Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong.

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.

"With compelling stories of sacred places, beloved people, myths, legends, and treasured memories, Gichigami Hearts is a moving tribute to the Ojibwe past." —Carolyn Holbrook, author of Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify

"With stories of the essence of land and people, Linda LeGarde Grover weaves a generational history of a sacredness inseparable from place, of the unbroken chain of Anishinaabe existence in Missabekong. Her powerful prose and ethereal poetry wash over the pages like waves along the shore of Lake Superior, revealing a strength of survival that goes beyond memory and reminding us to watch, listen, and breathe." —Gwen Westerman, Minnesota State University, Mankato

"In Linda LeGarde Grover’s Gichigami Hearts, we are given the gift of an intensely personal, and at the same time brilliant, walkthrough of Grover’s part of the Anishinaabe universe. Just a tremendously lovely and unique book." —Erika T. Wurth, author of White Horse