By Konnie LeMay
Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota and is an assistant professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
“These stories are genuine and sincere. (The collection) wasn’t academic, it wasn’t cloy. … It was funny and these people’s lives are important,” Nancy Zafris, editor for the Flannery O’Connor Award series, said of Grover’s work. “All of her cultural and linguistic details … broaden the stories. The stories seem universal to me.”
Below: "Linda LeGarde Grover, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, earned a Flannery O’Connor award for a collection of short stories that sprang from her Ojibwe heritage." (Konnie LeMay)
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