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Next Chapter of One Book | One Minnesota Begins

Oct 20, 2020 02:41PM ● By Editor

From the Grand Marais Public Library - October 20, 2020

EBooks Minnesota just gave Minnesotans free access to the eBook and eAudio of Louise Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves. It is part of the One Book | One Minnesota statewide community read project and will culminate in a virtual discussion with Erdrich this December. Grand Marais Public Library features a link to the downloads on their website, and the book for anyone looking to break away from “screen time.” 

The Plague of Doves (2008) is a Minnesota Book Award winner and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In it, an unsolved murder haunts a small, white off-reservation town. Vengeance and distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation. The collective stories of the two communities come together in a wrenching truth that is revealed in the novel’s final pages. This book is the first in Erdrich’s “Justice Trilogy.” 

One Book | One Minnesota is presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, acting as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education. One Book | One Minnesota launched this spring with Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo followed by A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays. 

The Grand Marais Public Library increases knowledge, inspires creativity, removes barriers, and builds community across Cook County. For help accessing a copy of this book, please visit

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