BHSU to host One Book South Dakota discussion Sept. 17

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, August 25, 2014/Categories: 2014



           This year&rsquos One Book South Dakota pick is "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography" by Kathleen Norris. Copies of the book are available for check out at the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center at Black Hills State University. A discussion on the book will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the library.


The E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center at Black Hills State University will host a discussion on this year&rsquos One Book South Dakota pick "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography" by Kathleen Norris.

Local author and former BHSU faculty Joanna Jones will lead the discussion at 7 p.m., Sept. 17 at the library. Copies of "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography" are available for check out through Scott Ahola, associate librarian at BHSU.

One Book South Dakota encourages everyone in the state to read and discuss the same book through the course of a year, promoting literacy and South Dakota&rsquos heritage.

Set in Lemmon, S.D., where Norris lived for more than 25 years with her husband, the book depicts the day-to-day life of living in rural South Dakota and North Dakota. Norris paints a picture of the high plains and tells the story of her personal, spiritual growth while living in the Midwest. The book was chosen as a collaborative celebration of South Dakota and North Dakota entering statehood.

Norris is an award winning poet and writer and The New York Times bestselling author of "The Cloister Walk," "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith," and "The Virgin of Bennington."

For more information on One Book South Dakota, go to www.sdhumanities.org.
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