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Author’s Sunday at the LeDuc Historic Estate

Join Dakota County Historical Society and Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings for the first in a series of Author’s Sundays on Sunday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. at the Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings.

Featured author will be Joel Arnold who wrote Ox Cart Angel, which recently won a Midwest Book Award.  This historical novel takes place in 1862 along the ox-cart/Red River trails of Minnesota and North Dakota.  The author says of his book, “Claire Dumont and her father set out on a journey from the Dakota Territory, hoping to catch up to the large caravan of Metis fur traders that left the day before.  Their destination?  The bustling city of St. Paul, where Papa wishes to open a photography studio.  But with only Bone Bag, their one-horned ox, to pull their squeaky cart, they soon realize they just might have to make their treacherous journey alone.  Braving bad weather, packs of wolves, dangerous river crossings, starvation and exhaustion, Claire and her father try their best to survive the deeply rutted ox cart trails.”  Come learn the ending of the story.

Arnold lives in Savage with his wife and two children. His writing has appeared in dozens of publications.  He is currently the Literary Director of the Savage Arts Council.  He will discuss his writing style, what motivates him to write, read passages from his book, sign and sell his books.

The public is invited to attend this event.  A $2 donation is asked.  Refreshments will be served.