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6-26 Book-Signing: Greg Redlin’s SD Historical & Sociopolitical Courtroom Drama, “White Hawk”

June 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

DDR Books is thrilled to host eight authors with South Dakota ties for book signings this summer. Find the Calendar of Events on our website (ddrbooks.com), Twitter (@ddrbooks), Facebook (DDR Books), Instagram (DDR Books), and sign up for our email newsletter at ddrbooks@wat.midco.net.

Our fourth author this summer is Watertown’s own Greg Redlin, signing his first novel, White Hawk, Sat., June 26, 1-2:30p.

White Hawk is a dramatized account of the 1967 case of Thomas James White Hawk, an indigenous person and former athlete at a military academy in Minnesota, accused of the murder of a jeweler and the rape of his wife, and the trial that ignited social, ethical, and political debate across America. This new American courtroom drama blends fact with literary fiction about indigenous history to weave a complex tapestry of Tom White Hawk’s life, depicting his impoverished upbringing on a South Dakotan Indian reservation, his success at college, his romantic relationship, his murder conviction, and his death sentence. Each page digs deeply into still-relevant sociopolitical issues, such as the shameful treatment of indigenous people, minority injustice in the court system, and sexual abuse by authorities. And behind it all, Redlin encourages the question: Is the death sentence wrong?

Redlin graduated Watertown High School in 1967 and the University of South Dakota in 1971. He served the University for 15 years as Vice President for Finance and Administration, followed by several years in the same position at Delta State University in Mississippi. His resume also includes stints at Dakota State University, the South Dakota Department of Transportation, and the South Dakota Bureau of Finance and Management. He currently lives in Vermillion with his wife, Ro Ann, and has two grown children. White Hawk is Redlin’s first novel, and he is working on a collection of short stories he hopes to publish next year.

Order your books in advance by calling us at 605.878.0418, emailing ddrbooks@wat.midco.net, or stopping in the store. Hours are M-F 10-5:30 & Sat 10-4. All events will take place at DDR Books, 7 S. Maple, Watertown.

DDR Books kindly asks that patrons wear a face mask for everyone’s safety, and social distancing will be implemented. All CDC recommendations will be followed. Refreshments will be provided.


Sat.,     JUNE 26              1-2:30p          GREG REDLIN                                     White Hawk

Wed.,  JUNE 30              7-9p                  LILITA ZVEJNIEKS HARDES       Biruta’s Story: A Memoir of Home, War and Finding Refuge

Wed.,  JULY 7                 7-9p                  STEPHEN HEIDENREICH               Running to Win: Strategies to Triumph in Record Time

Sat.,    AUGUST 7          1-2:30p           PEN PEARSON                                    Bloomsbury’s Late Rose

Sat.,    AUGUST 21       1-2:30p           KRIS AMUNDSON                           81 Questions for Parents: Helping Your Kids Succeed in School


June 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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