SEVEN AUNTS launch event at Drury Lane Books with Staci Lola Drouillard

Staci Lola Drouillard will join Drury Lane Books for the launch of her new book, SEVEN AUNTS, on Friday, June 24.
  • SEVEN AUNTS launch event at Drury Lane Books with Staci Lola Drouillard
  • 2022-06-24T18:00:00-05:00
  • 2022-06-24T19:00:00-05:00
  • Staci Lola Drouillard will join Drury Lane Books for the launch of her new book, SEVEN AUNTS, on Friday, June 24.
When Jun 24, 2022
from 18:00 PM to 19:00 PM
Where Drury Lane Books, 12 E Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais, MN
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Part memoir, part cultural history, these memories of seven aunts holding home and family together tell a crucial, often overlooked story of women of the twentieth century

Staci Lola Drouillard will join Drury Lane Books for the launch of her new book, Seven Auntson Friday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. Weather permitting, the event will take place outdoors on the bookstore lawn. 

Seven Aunts is an inspired patchwork of memoir and reminiscence, poetry, testimony, love letters, and family lore. In this multifaceted, unconventional portrait, Staci Lola Drouillard summons ways of life largely lost to history and reveals the true heart and soul of that history: women who defied expectations and overwhelming odds to make a place in the world for the next generation.

"Seven Aunts is a celebration of the women in Staci Lola Drouillard’s family who struggled to escape a daunting legacy with unsung courage, humor, and an unbreakable love for family. Far more than a family history, Seven Aunts is an honor song that reveals the everyday heroism of these women’s lives."—Diane Wilson, author of The Seed Keeper

"Reading Staci Lola Drouillard’s Seven Aunts is a mesmerizing experience. A family story at once vast and intimate, it’s also a book about womanhood and mothering, the confluence of Native American and settler lives, and the resplendent, beautiful northern third of Minnesota, with all its warm homes and tangled family trees. Though these are not your aunts, you’ll wish they were; for all the wisdom and love they’ve shared in their remarkable, ordinary lives, you will."—Peter Geye, author of Northernmost

"Staci Lola Drouillard explores the lives of her seven Anishinaabe and European aunties with fierce and unflinching admiration. Like a quilter sewing the final layer of a quilt, her detailed stitches reveal patterns that honor their harsh yet resilient lives. In the end, the reader gains a deeper appreciation for women’s survival along Minnesota’s North Shore and beyond."—Nora Murphy, author of White Birch, Red Hawthorn

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