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book coverbook coverKalia Kao Yang
at the Nemeth Art Center

August 21, 6:30

Yang will be the visiting writer at the North Beach Writer’s Retreat on memoir writing. Her memoirs, The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet, tell the story of her Hmong family and traces their journey from southeast Asia to Minnesota.The books have received many awards, and our customers have enjoyed meeting her over the years.She will be giving a talk, free and open to the public, at the Nemeth Art Center at on August 21 at 7:00. A social time, sponsored by the League of Women Voters will preced the talk at 6:30.
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Kalia Kao Yang



We’ll be there to sell copies of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet, and to take pre-orders for Kalia’s forthcoming children book, A Map of the World, which will be available in the fall.

William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger will be in the store,
signing copies of This Tender Land!

August 29, 1:00 to 2:00

book coverKrueger has stepped away from the Cork O’Connor series to give us an adventure story set in 1932, during the Great Depression. Although the stories are unrelated, Krueger calls This Tender Land a companion to his earlier book, Ordinary Grace.

The book will be released September 3. In a scheduling quirk, Krueger will be at Beagle and Wolf on August 29 for a signing—yes, before the release date for the book. We will have copies of the book available that day and are accepting pre-orders now.

Sally’s review of This Tender Land.

Ever wonder why independent booksellers love William Kent Krueger?

Chris Norbury

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Tim Jollymore
August 30, 11:00 to 1:00

Tim Jollymore, a regular visitor to the store, will be here to sign copies of his latest book, People You’ve Been Before.

Kalia Kao Yang

Marcie Rendon
August 31, 1:00 to 3:00

Marcie Rendon will be in the store to sign copies of her books. Rendon, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is an award-winning poet, playwright, performance artist, and activist.


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Estey painting
Art Leap, Park Rapids’ annual open studio event
September 28 and 29

We’re going to be a site for Art Leap! We’ll host artist Kent Estey. Here’s what he says about himself and his work:

Kent Estey is a proud member of the White Earth Nation of Anishinaabe, in Northwestern Minnesota. He and his wife Becky live and work on the White Earth Reservation where Kent teaches Art, Technology and Robotics at the local Charter School in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

“I’ve always been drawn to the sky and water. The serenity found there provides me endless opportunities to paint. I am surrounded by the woods and beautiful lakes of Northwestern Minnesota, so for me, inspiration is everywhere.

I consider myself a contemporary artist, with a special interest in sky and landscapes. My paintings are typically more nonrepresentational and abstract in nature. I love color of course, and texture. I use a variety of mediums in my paintings, including acrylic, oil, and inks. Some of my more recent painting feature stone, copper, and other metals. I am inspired by earth-tones with deep shades of blue, brown and red. 

Although I am very proud of my heritage, viewers may find that my work doesn't necessarily represent or depict traditional Native American themes. My inspiration comes from nature, and often times, my feelings and emotions are what's expressed on canvas and paper.

I've learned that I cannot paint for others, first. I have to paint with my heart and my vision. That’s when I capture and celebrate my beautiful Ojibwe heritage.”

—Kent Estey

For more information about Kent Estey’s work. 

For more information about Art Leap.

Our Lake Lodge
Fall Reading Retreat

October 25 to 27

Our annual fall Reading Retreat will be October 25 to 27 at Our Lake Lodge, about 8 miles north of Park Rapids. The theme will be “The Circle of Life.” Our books will be The Line Tender, Late Migrations, and Prodigal Summer. We’ll be exploring the connections between the natural and human worlds—as well as relaxing and enjoying great conversation and food. Call (218-237-2665), email (, or stop by the store for registration materials.

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Beage and Wolf Night In/Morning In logo2020 Night In/Morning In
January 18 and 19, 2020

Looking even further ahead...

...our annual event is so popular we've already started to plan for next year!

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About our Book Signing Policy

We sponsor a robust schedule of events—this summer alone, we’ve brought over 50 authors to Park Rapids. This is possible only because of the purchases of our customers. For that reason, we ask that only books purchased from us be presented for signing at events. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.

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