Ebooks Minnesota Highlight: The Road Back to Sweetgrass

Published by the University of Minnesota Press, The Road Back to Sweetgrass is set on a fictional reservation in northern Minnesota.  A coming of age story of three American Indian women as they find their way through the trials and tribulations of life and love.  Linda LeGarde Grover, "tells a circular tale of life on and off the Reservation," and the importance of home.  Linda won the Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award, the Flannery O’Conner Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, which Toni Morrison has also won.  Some words reviewers have used to describe this book include "poetic prose," "beautiful writing," and "not to be missed."  To browse the Ebooks Minnesota collection go to or, to access the book directly, go here.

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Beth Staats

Beth is one of three Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarians with Minitex. She holds a BA in History from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  You can reach her by phone at 612-624-7873 or email at