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Marcie Rendon's long journey to award-winning novelist


December 27, 2022

Lara Annette trudged through knee-high snow to hear Marcie Rendon speak recently. She said she’s drawn to Rendon’s deep understanding of this part of state.

“I absolutely love hearing characters and places and being able to envision roads in my mind that I've actually driven that the characters are driving on,” said Annette. “To know people that are like the characters, to feel that somebody actually understands Minnesota instead of making it into a caricature.”

As an Indigenous woman, mother and former therapist, Rendon uses her experience and intimate knowledge of the state's backroads and byways to weave tales about the good, and the evils, that exist in rural America's seedy underbelly.


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