Love Medicine

ISBN-10: 0062206311
ISBN-13: 9780062206312
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Louise Erdrich
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Description: “A remarkable first novel that stares more boldly at many of the truths of Native American life in the country than any fiction I’ve read.”—Chicago Sun-Times “A powerful piece of work….Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

“A remarkable first novel that stares more boldly at many of the truths of Native American life in the country than any fiction I’ve read.”—Chicago Sun-Times “A powerful piece of work….Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted”—Anne Tyler “A masterpiece, written with spellbinding authenticity.”—Philip Roth “The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power.”—Toni Morrison Love Medicine is Louise Erdrich’s masterful debut novel, one of the most influential, beloved, and distinguished works of contemporary fiction. It is the unforgettable saga of two families and how their destinies intertwine over the course of fifty years on and around a North Dakota reservation. Here is the book that heralded the arrival of a major voice in American literature.

The daughter of a full-blooded Chippewa, Louise Erdrich was born on July 6, 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Ralph and Rita Erdrich, both of whom were employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Erdrich's heritage may explain her focus and interest in the Native Americans who populate her writing. In speaking of her childhood, Erdrich relates how her father used to give her a nickel for every story she wrote and her mother would provide construction paper for book covers. She always felt like a published author. In 1981 Erdrich married Native American author Michael Dorris and together they published The World's Greatest Fisherman, which won the Nelson Algren Award in 1982. In 1984 she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Love Medicine, which is an expansion of the story she cowrote with Dorris. Love Medicine was also awarded the Virginia McCormick Scully Prize (1984), the Sue Kaufman Prize (1985) and the Los Angeles Times Award for best novel (1985). In addition to her prose, Erdrich has written several volumes of poetry, a textbook, and short stories and essays for popular magazines. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for professional excellence, including the National Magazine Fiction Award in 1983 and a first-prize O. Henry Award in 1987. Erdrich has also taught writing at Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth College.

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