Katie M.'s Picks

Katie Moritz, originally from Vermont's rural northeast kingdom, now resides in South Burlington. She studied literature and writing at Dartmouth College, has a Maine Coon cat named Fish, loves Indian sweets, and is currently working on her first collection of poetry. She loves animals, Russian Lit, James Joyce, Modernism, & expanding her literary interests.

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Future Home of the Living God Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062694058
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Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017

In Future Home of the Living God, Cedar Snowmaker attempts to return to her Ojibwa family as a pregnant woman. But these are not ordinary times: evolution has become devolution; dragonflies the size of small dogs flit amongst the trees, some sort of large-tooth cat kills a neighbor’s lab, and pregnant women wonder what shape life will take within their wombs. There are echoes of the horrors endured by native communities as it becomes mandatory for all pregnant women to be institutionalized. Fear permeates these pages, but so does bravery and hope. Are species, homo sapiens included, really moving backwards? Or, is moving backwards going to offer a new way of going forward? Erdrich attempts to reclaim a sort of hope hidden in this reversal. Cedar, who has been raised by white parents, who is Catholic, who continues to write articles on the Immaculate Conception as the world falls apart around her, faces these horrors, and in a way owns them, ultimately attempting to claim a new beginning for herself, her baby, and her people. 


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ISBN: 9781555977351
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016

Maggie Nelson tackles gender, identity, and motherhood in the Argonauts. Honest & reflective, Nelson offers her heart and her mind and we as readers feel compelled to do the same.