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Virtual Event – Louise Erdrich
November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich for a virtual celebration of her newest novel, The Sentence – described as “a staggering addition to Erdrich’s already impressive body of work” by BookPage. Louise will be joined in conversation by Ann Patchett!
Each ticket includes one (1) copy of The Sentence and one (1) single-use login for the virtual event on November 9, 2021.
This will be a Crowdcast event, and ticketholders will receive the Crowdcast link, by email, the day before the event. If you have purchased a ticket but have not received the link to view the event by 6:00 central on 11/9, please first check your spam/junk/bulk folder, then email for assistance. Please note, the start time for this event is November 9th, at 7:00 PM Central.
Books will be available for pickup and/or will be shipped, on or after November 9.
There are two ticketing options available for this virtual event:
- $29.00, which includes a hardcover copy of THE SENTENCE and in-store pickup (you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours for six weeks following the event. The last day for ticket holders to pick up The Sentence by Louise Erdrich is Friday, December 31, 2021.)
- $35.00, which includes a hardcover copy of THE SENTENCE and media mail shipping to a U.S. address (please be understanding of probable shipping delays. Shipping confirmation will come from stamps.com. All books will be picked up by USPS within one day of the shipping label being created)
About The Sentence:
In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author, Louise Erdrich, creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman’s relentless errors.
Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
The Sentence begins on All Souls’ Day 2019 and ends on All Souls’ Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional, and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.
Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.