Author Linda LeGarde Grover will provide a reading of her most recent work, The Road Back to Sweetgrass, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on Thursday, October 27, at noon in the campus commons and amphitheater. The Duluth-based author will be reading from her novel and talking about her writing career and experiences.
Linda LeGarde Grover’s reading and presentation is being hosted by the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English department. The event is free and open to the public.
The Road Back to Sweetgrass is a powerful debut novel of love, hardship, and family bonds on an American Indian reservation and comes from the author of the award-winning short story collection The Dance Boots. The new book has already received the 2016 Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Award for Fiction.
Set in northern Minnesota, the novel follows a trio of American Indian women from the 1970s to the present, observing their lives intersecting on the fictional Mozhay Point reservation. Linda LeGarde Grover connects the sense of place with the experience of Native women who came of age during the days of the federal termination policy and the struggle for tribal self-determination.
Ms. Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has previously received the 2011 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the 2009 Flannery O’Connor Award, and was the 2009 Native Writers Series selection for publication by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sequoya Research Center.
For more information about her reading and discussion at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, please contact FDLTCC faculty Darci Schummer at 218-879-0845.

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