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Phyllis Cole-Dai Book Presentation & Signing

Friday, May 10, 2019, 1:30 AM


Author Presentation and book signing
“Beneath the Same Stars: Fictionalizing the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War”
By Phyllis Cole-Dai
Thursday, May 9th at 6:30pm
at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society Community Room
In this multimedia presentation, author Phyllis Cole-Dai will share some of the stories behind her writing of Beneath the Same Stars, a novel of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 (One Sky Press, 2018). She based the book on actual events as seen through the eyes of Sarah Wakefield, an infamous survivor of the uprising. She will lead her audience on a journey from a family cemetery in a dense woods in North Kingstown, Rhode Island; to the ruins of the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls, Minnesota; to the kitchen table of a Dakota elder in Peever, South Dakota…. Along the way she’ll explore with her listeners a largely forgotten history that still haunts this region of the country.
Originally from Ohio, Phyllis Cole-Dai now resides with her scientist-husband, teenage son and two cats in a cozy 120-year-old house in Brookings, South Dakota. She has authored or edited nine books in multiple genres as well as four music albums. Her most recent book is Beneath the Same Stars, a novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. Get a free sampler of her writing and music by joining her mailing list at phylliscoledai.com.
This event is free to the public. Contact Jill Wohnoutka at kandhist@msn.com or 320-235-1881 for more information.

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