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General Book Club

Thursday April 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The General Book Club will meet to discuss Louise Erdrich’s novel The Night Watchman.

It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an ’emancipation’ bill; but it isn’t about freedom – it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie – ‘Patrice’ – Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to get if she’s ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera.

This book will be available in the library one month before the program. It is also available as an eBook on Libby and hoopla.

This book club is intended for adults. No registration is required.

For additional information, please contact Tristan at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114 or at tristand@dkpl.org.

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Date:
Thursday April 14
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Organizer

Tristan Draper