Author of Historical Novel to Speak at Siouxland Libraries

Michael Tidemann, author of Letters from Elk City, will be at Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m., to discuss the book.

The historical drama, which takes place on the Oregon coast and in the American South, focuses on the treatment of African slaves and Native Americans over several centuries. High‑ranking military men have relationships with heroic minority women who challenge both tradition and the standards of their day.

At the heart of the story are Sir Francis Drake and his lover Maria, a freed African slave; Philip Davis and his future wife, Carissa; and Philips descendent Billy Davis and his wife Sarah, a forensic anthropologist. Kirkus Review praises “Tidemann’s mastery of the complex nuances of multiple historical periods . . . his prose style, especially in dialogue, is consistently faithful to the period in which it occurs.”

To guarantee your seat, registration is required at or call 367-8700. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation as a courtesy to those on the wait list.

For more information, please call the Downtown Library at 367-8700 or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or at least 72 hours before the event.

Michael Tidemann

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