Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Book - 2009
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The lives and destinies of the Kashpaws and the Lamartines intertwine on and around a North Dakota Indian reservation from 1934 to 1984, in an authentic tale of survival, tenacity, tradition, injustice, and love.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2009.
Edition: Newly revised ed.
ISBN: 9780061787423
0061787426
Branch Call Number: FIC ERDR
Characteristics: 333, 52 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 21 cm

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12mp01
Jun 22, 2017

Deep and contemplative. Erdrich has a great poetry to her writing style that turns even a simple collection of short stories into much, much more.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 21, 2014

I had an aunt who loved medicine. A little too much, if you know what I mean. Some other good books about contemporary Native American life: "On the Rez," "Custer Died for Your Sins," "Winterkill," and pretty much everything Sherman Alexie's written.

Saphira1995 Jun 25, 2013

Beautiful

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Rock_Shadow
Jul 24, 2012

My second reading: I missed so much the first time (a way back), especially the depth of Marie's character and the thoroughness of all people that populate this great book. You can't help but be drawn deep into the lives of all Kashpaw, Lamartine, and other family members, even Lulu who is easy to dislike until you get to know her at the end. You laugh, you cry, and you feel tender all at the same time.

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Li_Brain
Jun 08, 2012

Too deep for tears.

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