I’ve lived in Minnesota a long time, but the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon was just one of those bits of local color that I never really thought about. But that might change now that I’ve learned about more about the event’s namesake. The new book John Beargrease: Legend of Minnesota’s North Shore almost makes me want to go up north. It tells the largely unknown story of Eshquabi, an Ojibwe who delivered mail along the route of today’s dog race.
The Star Tribune has a write-up about the book–here. And you can meet the author himself in our store on Thursday, February 5, at 7:30pm.–David E