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Louise Erdrich



Louise Erdrich, MA, is an award-winning and bestselling American author and poet. She has written fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, as well as a memoir of pregnancy and early parenthood. Erdrich is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and many of her books feature Native American characters, history, and locations. She is also the owner of a small independent book store, Birchbark Books, in Minneapolis that focuses on Native American literature.

Louise Erdrich
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Louise Erdrich on Faces of America, Part 1

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Love Medicine

Set on and around a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, Love Medicine—the first novel by bestselling, National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich—is the epic story about the intertwined fates of two families: the Kashpaws and the Lamartines.

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Louise Erdrich on Her Personal Connection to Native Peoples’ Fight for Survival

Erdrich's novel, The Night Watchman, was inspired by her grandfather, who chaired the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and fought a Congressional initiative to move native people off their land.

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Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors

In Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country, Erdrich takes us on an illuminating tour through the terrain her ancestors have inhabited for centuries: the lakes and islands of southern Ontario.

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Louise Erdrich on Faces of America, Part 2

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LaRose

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award–winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for...

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Who Owns the Land?

No one disputes that decades ago local Indians were unfairly deprived of hundreds of thousands of acres that were guaranteed to them in perpetuity by solemn treaty; yet no one can agree about what should be done to correct that injustice today.

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Louise Erdrich on Faces of America, Part 3

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Tracks

From award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes an arresting, lyrical novel set in North Dakota at a time when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands. Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest.

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Louise Erdrich on Faces of America, Part 4

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