Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition (Paperback)

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“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.

About the Author


Louise Erdrich lives with her family in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore. Ms. Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and this story—which will, in the end, span one hundred years in the life of an Ojibwe woman—was inspired when Ms. Erdrich and her mother, Rita Gourneau Erdrich, were researching their own family history. Chickadee begins a new part of the story that started with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist; The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; and the acclaimed The Porcupine Year.

Ms. Erdrich is also the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels for adults, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves and National Book Award finalist The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. She is also the author of the picture book Grandmother's Pigeon, illustrated by Jim LaMarche.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0062206311
ISBN-13: 9780062206312
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 04/01/2013
Pages: 400
Language: English