Concordia St. Paul News

October 14, 2014

CSP English Professor Eric Dregni’s New Book on Shelves this Month

CSP English professor and author Eric Dregni has a new book coming out in October from the University of Minnesota Press. By the Waters of Minnetonka uncovers hidden facts about the lake and those who have lived on its shores, from the region’s original Dakota inhabitants to the present.

Dregni, who grew up in Minnetonka, sheds light on intriguing, if at times unsettling, aspects of the lake’s history, challenging myths and revisiting forgotten or glossed over elements of the past. He also relates—and sometimes pokes fun at—the opulent, glamorous, and sometimes raucous moments that have made Lake Minnetonka an icon of splendid resort living in Minnesota.

A free book launch party will take place at Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Jake O’Connor’s Public House (200 Water Street, Excelsior, Minn.) Other events will occure on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magers and Quinn Bookstore (3038 Hennepin Ave., Uptown Minneapolis) and Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Subtext Bookstore (Selby and Western Ave., St. Paul).
In addition, Dregni will be presenting a program based on his 2011 book Vikings in the Attic to the Sons of Norway in Owatonna Oct. 20.