Listener in the Snow

listenerListener in the Snow by Tim Jollymore

I love checking out  Minnesota authors.  Mr. Jollymore did not let me down.

Telling his story as a conversation with one of the characters put a unique spin on an intriguing tale and the descriptions put you right there in the frozen North.

The Ojibwe lore brings an extra layer of fascination and draws one right into the drama unfolding.

Give this one a read.  You won’t be disappointed.  I know I’m not.

I’ll be checking out more of his books soon.  Stay tuned.

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Ojibwe in Minnesota

ojibwe.jpgOjibwe in Minnesota by Anton Treuer

An excellent look at the history of the Anishinaabe people and how they came to settle in Minnesota, as well as a more detailed history of the Ojibwe people specifically.

This should be a staple reference in every classroom in Minnesota, if not across the nation.

Mr. Treuer also examines how the culture has changed and how the language is in dire need of revitalization.

While the Locust Slept

locust.jpgWhile the Locust Slept a memoir by Peter Razor

I was honored to meet Mr. Razor at an event on the Fond du Lac Reservation last weekend.  He gifted me with this book and promised me it would bring me nightmares.

He wasn’t joking.

I was in tears as I read the last page just now.  Tears for someone who had gone through such Hell, and came out the other side a decent human being without bitterness.

A quick read and well worth your time!