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UMD Professor Linda LeGarde Grover
December 5, 2017

Linda LeGarde Grover's new book is Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year.

Professor Linda LeGarde Grover, Department of American Indian Studies, has released a new book entitled Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year. It was published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Professor Linda LeGarde Grover's book coverAbout the book, she says: "We are lovers of stories who have learned that everything that we experience, no matter how small, is a story. Here in Onigamiising, this place of the small portage, the stories we live as individuals are filaments of an unbreakable thread upon which are strung the beads that are our collective story, an always emerging pattern of reverence that is Anishinaabe existence. The essays that comprise Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year are one woman’s single bead on that thread: what I have learned and thought about here in Onigamiising and now pass on, an Anishinaabe-mindimoye’s perspectives on contemporary and historical Ojibwe life in northeastern Minnesota. Our existence is a beautiful thing: Onishishin."

LeGarde Grover is an author of fiction, poetry and essays. Her work, The Dance Boots, received the Flannery O'Connor Award, as well as the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her book, The Road Back to Sweetgrass, received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Fiction Award. Her poetry collection, The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, received the Red Mountain Press Editor's Prize and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.

A member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother, a lifelong student of Anishinaabe Mino Bimaadiziwin, the living of the good life, and resides in Onigamising, Duluth, Minnesota.