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Blue Jay's Dance A Memoir of Early Motherhood

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ISBN-10: 0061767972

ISBN-13: 9780061767975

Edition: N/A

Authors: Louise Erdrich

List price: $13.99
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Bestselling novelist and poet Louise Erdrich presents the exciting debut of a new form--the linked-essay--offering intimate, honest, and exquisitely lyrical meditations on the delicate balance of mothering a baby and maintaining an artistic life. "What Erdrich does so masterfully is tie together all the strings of her life".--Detroit Free Press.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Karen Louise Erdrich was born on June 7, 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota. Her mother's heritage is French and Anishinaabe, while her father was of German descent. Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where both of her parents were employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. 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. Erdrich graduated from Dartmouth College in 1976 with an AB degree, and she received a Master of Arts in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. Erdrich published a…