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Club Book: David Treuer

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

Club Book: David TreuerClub Book is a unique player on the Minnesota literary events scene. They collaborate with all eight library systems in the seven-county region to pair bestselling and award-winning authors with audiences in all corners of the Twin Cities metro. Whether you live in Maplewood or Minnetonka, and whether you are interested in mysteries, memoirs, or a mix of everything, Club Book has something for you!


Tuesday, October 20 at 7PM — David Treuer
Hosted by Dakota County Library

David Treuer is a member of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe, and one of the foremost chroniclers of the rich and diverse Native American experience – past and present. His writing straddles the barrier between fiction and nonfiction. Treuer’s four novels to date, including award-winning debut Little (1995) and book club favorite Prudence (2015), “mount a challenge to the whole idea of Indian identity as depicted by both Native and white writers” (New York Times). His first major foray into nonfiction, Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life, garnered national attention and won the Minnesota Book Award in 2013. His follow up, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, earned the author his third Minnesota Book Award and put him in heated contention for the National Book Award. A masterfully crafted mélange of journalism, memoir, and historical research, Treuer’s latest showcases “the Native struggle to preserve their tribes and cultures, using resourcefulness and reinvention in the face of overwhelming opposition” (BookPage).

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399573194
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019
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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633157
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 22nd, 2019
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