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Published:February 28th, 2016 14:06 EST
Minnesota Historical Society Catalogs 3 Loving Healing Titles

Minnesota Historical Society Catalogs 3 Loving Healing Titles

By Ernest Dempsey

Loving Healing Press (LHP) is a regular donor of books to academic and public libraries and organizations. Most recently, three of its titles have been cataloged at the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS).

The titles chosen by MHS to be part of its collection of books include:

  • ·         Blue Earth by Anya Achtenberg
  • ·         Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation by Christine Stark
  • ·         Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir by Sherry Quan Lee

The donation will be added to the permanent collection of the Library supporting the work of the Minnesota Historical Society. It will be available to historians and researchers.

All three titles cataloged at MHS come from the Modern History Press division of LHP, which provides a platform for both domestic and multicultural as well as international writers to share their worldview via forms of literary expression including poetry, fiction, and memoir.

These three Minnesotan women writers provide a lens which focuses on the checkered history of ethnicity and culture in the last 150 years of the state`s history. The cycle begins with the horrific fallout of the 1862 Dakota Conflict and the public hanging of 38 Dakota in Mankato which is recounted in the novel Blue Earth. A 4-year-old contemporary bi-racial Native American girl is sexually abused and her decade`s journey of healing is portrayed in the novel Nickels. Sherry Quan Lee traces six decades of trying to establish her identity, beginning with trying to pass for white in suburban Minneapolis as the daughter of a Chinese man and an African-American woman. Each of these tales is a true Minnesota story, the struggle of immigrants and Native Americans trying to hold their truth in a world where white people hold all the cards.

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