Love Medicine

Love Medicine

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Larmartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multi-generational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial Modern Classics,, 2013.
Edition: Newly revised edition, First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition.
Copyright Date: ©1984
ISBN: 9780062206312
0062206311
Branch Call Number: FIC ERDR
Characteristics: 333, 48 pages : 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.

LPL_KateG Nov 16, 2015

I'm a new Louise Erdrich convert and I wish I would've read this gorgeous collection of short stories before some of her others (time for a re-read!) Erdrich is a lyrical, powerful, descriptive writer, and these stories all intertwine to create a picture of a particular Native American community. She draws upon this community in many of her other novels, and Love Medicine is a fantastic place to start!

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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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