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Literature Lovers' Night Out™️

You are invited to LITERATURE LOVERS' NIGHT OUT on Tuesday, October 15th.

Join us for an evening with four gifted storytellers - 

Linda LeGarde Grover

 Linda LeGarde Grover is professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. Her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass(Minnesota, 2014) received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Fiction Award as well as the Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award. The Dance Boots, a book of stories, received the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and her poetry collection The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives received the Red Mountain Press Editor's Award and the 2017 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (Minnesota, 2017) won the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.


"In the Night of Memory is character driven and lyrical. Its vast, distinct chorus of matrilineal American Indian voices ring in melancholic yet dauntless tones, clarifying that community and nurturing can ameliorate absence."--Foreword Reviews, starred review

"With In the Night of Memory, Linda LeGarde Grover offers us a gift of story across generations of Native American women. This book examines what it means to grow up poor, grow up female, and grow up in a place that should be home but feels far from belonging. Grover creates a tapestry of history and imagination, a weaving of perspectives beautiful and wise, a collection of truths that anchors and honors the experiences of Indigenous women."--Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

Lynn Cullen

Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is the bestselling author of The Sisters of Summit AvenueTwain's End, and Mrs. Poe, which was named an NPR 2013 Great Read and an Indie Next List selection. She lives in Atlanta.


In The Sisters of Summit Avenue, Lynn Cullen brings to life the real women behind Betty Crocker, the fictional domestic goddess who gave advice and hope to countless housewives who were just scraping by during the Great Depression. Cullen's female characters shine in their complexity and true-life emotions. An enchanting and engaging read.--Elizabeth Letts, #1 New York Times bestselling author of FINDING DOROTHY

Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of four previous novels: The Four Ms. BradwellsThe Wednesday SistersThe Language of Light, a finalist for the Bellwether Prize; and The Wednesday Daughters. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Jose Mercury NewsForbesWriter's DigestRunner's World, and public radio. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto, California.


"What a delight it was to read this brilliant telling of the Kindertransport, a novel threaded with compassion, hope and love. Thank you, Meg Waite Clayton for reminding us of what can happen when good people conspire against evil."----Heather Morris, #1 bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Last Train to London is an absolutely fascinating, beautifully rendered story of love, loss, and heroism in the dark days leading up to World War II. Clayton perfectly captures the tension and heartbreak of the times, which feel so relevant today. It is a glowing portrait of women rising up against impossible odds to save children."----Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Alone and The Nightingale

Hank Phillippi

Hank Phillippi Ryan has won five Agatha Awards, in addition to the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Award for her bestselling mystery novels. As an investigative reporter, her work has resulted in new laws, criminals sent to prison, homes saved from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in restitution for victims and consumers. Along with her 34 Emmys and14 Edward R. Murrow awards, Hank has received dozens of other honors for her ground-breaking journalism. A former president of Sisters in Crime and founder of MWA University, she lives in Boston with her husband, a nationally renowned civil rights and criminal defense attorney. She is the author of Trust Me, and the Jane Ryland series ( The Other Woman, The Wrong Girl, Truth be Told, Say No More and What You See).


"A cracker of a read--her best yet!"--BA Paris

"A fireworks display of a novel: exciting, explosive, relentless--and likely to leave you gasping." --A J Finn

"Twisty, complex, dishy suspense...unfailingly entertaining."-- William Landay

"An exhilarating thrill ride that keeps you turning pages."--Liv Constantine  

Tickets are $20 (plus tax and fee) and include a $10 book coupon for this event.   Go to  to reserve your spot!  


Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
322 2nd St.
Excelsior, MN 55331
In the Night of Memory: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781517906504
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 2nd, 2019

The Sisters of Summit Avenue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501134166
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gallery Books - September 10th, 2019

The Last Train to London: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062946935
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - September 10th, 2019

The Murder List: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250197214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - August 20th, 2019

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