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Love Medicine: A Novel
Love Medicine A Novel
Author: Louise Erdrich
The first book in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, which also includes The Beet Queen, Tracks, and The Bingo Palace, Love Medicine tells the story of two families--the Kashpaws and the Lamartines.Now resequenced by the author with the addition of never-before-published chapters, this is a publishing event equivalent to the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805017168
ISBN-10: 080501716X
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4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
beautifully written, very moving piece on Native American life
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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.
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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.
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An interesting look at life on the other side. Tough to take, but good to read. Story line skips around in time, which is confusing, but it all makes sense in the end. Liked it.


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