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Love Medicine

Love Medicine

by Louise Erdrich

To be mixed blood is great for a writer. I have one foot on tribal lands and one foot in ordinary middle-class life.


Louise Erdrich (Photo by Persia Erdrich, courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers)

A novel-in-stories about passion, family, and the importance of cultural identity, Love Medicine examines the struggle to balance Native American tradition with the modern world. Using an eclectic range of comic and tragic voices, Louise Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of two Chippewa families living in North Dakota. This modern classic is an often sad, sometimes funny look at the ways family and tradition bind us together.

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