June 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir Nora Murphy


Paperback | Jun 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517901325 | 152pp | 203x127mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$26.99, NZD$32.99

Nora Murphy tells the story of her ancestors’ maple grove that, long before the Irish arrived, was home to three Native tribes: the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk. That her dispossessed ancestors’ homestead was built upon another, far more brutal dispossession is the hard truth underlying Murphy’s search for the deeper connections between this contested land and the communities who call it home.