The Crown of Columbus Author:Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris In their only fully collaborative literary work, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich have written a gripping novel of history, suspense, recovery, and new beginnings. — The Crown of Columbus chronicles the adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers -- Vivian Twostar, a divorced, pregnant anthropologist, and Roger Williams, a consummate academ... more »ic, epic poet, and bewildered father of Vivian's baby -- on their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus and themselves. When Vivian uncovers what is presumed to be the most diary of Christopher Columbus, she and Roger are drawn into a journey from icy New Hampshire to the idyllic Caribbean in search of"the greatest treasure of Europe."
Lured by the wild promise of redeeming the past, they are plunged into a harrowing race against time and death that threatens -- and finally changes -- their lives. A rollicking tale of adventure, The Crown of Columbus is also contemporary love story and a tender examination of parenthood and passion.« less
I love both of these authors. This book is highly unusual for both of them, a kind of mystery as opposed to the native American narratives they are known for (although that thread is not altogether missing.) It was a great story and well-written, although not altogether plausable.
Even though I found the basic premise of this book, the discovery of a lost journal of Columbus, to be very interesting, I found the plot hard to follow and the characters and their actions somewhat unbelievable.