Harper Academic

Love Medicine

Newly Revised Edition

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $16.99

Love Medicine

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Love Medicine

Newly Revised Edition

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 08/23/2016

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

Love Medicine, set on and around a North Dakota reservation in the years 1934-1984, tells the story of the intertwined fates of two families. Black humor mingles with magic, injustice bleeds into betrayal, and through it all, bonds of love and family marry the elements together into a tightly woven whole that pulses with the drama of life.

As they read the novel-told in the voices of Chippewa men and women-students will think about the love-hate relationships that often occur between family members, the nature of families, the impact of the non-Indian world (for instance, Catholicism, alcohol, intermarriages, Capitalism, the legal system, and the Vietnam War) on the Chippewa, and the difficulties and consequences of dealing with a mixed world.

“A masterpiece, written with spellbinding authenticity.”-Philip Roth

Freshman Common Book: Carleton College

Critical Praise

“We know we are in the hands of an exceptionally skilled, sensitive, observant writer … Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind.” - Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

“The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power.” - Toni Morrison

“A masterpiece, written with spellbinding authenticity.” - Philip Roth

“Lyrical and funny, mystical and down-to-earth, Love Medicine entrances” - Christian Science Monitor

“A powerful piece of work . . . Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted” - Anne Tyler

“A wondrous prose song . . . about the enduring verities of love and surviving, and these truths are revealed in a narrative that is an invigorating mixture of the cosmic and the tragic.” - New York Times Book Review

“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…. It is a deeply, if ironically, spirited novel.” - Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061787423
  • ISBN 10: 0061787426
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/23/2016
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.900 in (d)
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Sagas
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal