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Book Launch: Love Songs for a Lost Continent

Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Anita Felicelli shares her inventive debut story collection, Love Songs for a Lost Continent. From the glittering heat of India to the palm-lined streets of Silicon Valley, the backwoods of Kentucky to the vanilla-bean fields of Madagascar, immigrants, daughters, and lovers explore what it means to lose and to love, to continually reinvent oneself while honoring the personal histories and lost continents that shape us all.

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Book Launch: Dragonfly Notes

Celebrate the launch of celebrated author, Anne Panning's debut memoir, Dragonfly Notes: On Distance and Loss. Anne will be reading and signing copies.

Location: Gundale Chapel in Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, 3rd Floor.

About the Book:

When a seemingly routine medical procedure results in her mother’s premature death, Anne Panning is left reeling. In her first full-length memoir, the celebrated essayist  draws on decades of memory and experience as she pieces together the hard truths about her own past and her mother’s.

We follow Panning’s winding path from rural Minnesota to the riverbanks of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and all the way back again—a stark, poignant tale of two women deeply connected, yet somehow forever apart. Dragonfly Notes is a testament to the prevailing nature of love, whether in the form of a rediscovered note, a sudden moment of unexpected recall, or sometimes, simply, the sight a dragonfly flitting past.

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