This is the first book in Louise Erdrich's Native American series and this copy is a new and expanded edition. I loved this book, the characters are powerfully written, their stories are based on a strong multigenerational culture. If this is your first opportunity to read Louise Erdrich you will finish with a desire to read other books in this series.
Remarkable first novel by one of my favorite authors who has gone on to even greater greatness. This a great, poetic read, sensitively written, with characters you won't soon forget because they are Real.
beautifully written, very moving piece on Native American life
I love Erdrich's stories. They aren't the most cheerful tales, and this one surely isn't. This is the first of her novels of the Objiwe, all interwoven stories. I read this so many years ago, then again and again.
Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine is a slap-in-your-face dose of reservation reality. She does not sugar coat anything. Yet, despite having a lot of graphic or disturbing passages (such as the psychology of June's rendezvous with a trucker and falling out of the seat butt-naked into the snow) it is almost eloquently written. The message? Some mix of holding onto pride and hope with no chance of success. Overall a great, eye-opening book.
Originall read for a college class and disliked it due to content. Or, rather, I disliked it because it knocked my sensibilities. But don't we all need that now and then?
A good read for adults, college level and up.