Beautiful reissue of Louise Erdrich's most famous novel, from one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation and winner of the National Book Award 2012. Set on and around a North Dakota reservation, 'Love Medicine' tells the story of the Lamartines and the Kashpaws - two extraordinary families whose fates are united and sustained in ...
Beautiful reissue of Louise Erdrich's most famous novel, from one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation and winner of the National Book Award 2012. Set on and around a North Dakota reservation, 'Love Medicine' tells the story of the Lamartines and the Kashpaws - two extraordinary families whose fates are united and sustained in a harsh world by the strength and diversity of their love. We meet the sensual Lulu Lamartine, whose children have different fathers, but whose passionate tie to her first love, Nector Kashpaw, intensifies over the years; June Kashpaw, who froze to death in a snowstorm; and the philosophical Lipsha Morrissey, June's abandoned son, who makes a love medicine to keep his grandparents together. Greeted with great critical acclaim when first published in 1984, 'Love Medicine' won the US National Book Critics' Circle Award. Louise Erdrich has now substantially revised and expanded the novel for this edition, to complement its companion novels, 'The Beet Queen, 'Tracks' and 'The Bingo Palace'.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Stated First edition with full number line. Interior is free of marks. Binding tight, square. Dust jacket shows light rubbing, very light edge wera, and a small tear at the head of the spine. Now protected in a fresh Brodart sleeve. A presentable copy.
Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Used hardcover, jacket in protective brodart cover, previous owners signature on cover page otherwise very clean and tight, 272 pages. In Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich writes about survival, tenacity, and the supreme power of the heart. Recipient of numerous writing awards, including the Nelson Algren Award.
Poor dust jacket. The third printing of her first novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Award for Best Novel of the Year. Critical acclaim for this novel was instantaneous and unanimous, and it was reprinted several times quickly. Love Medicine was the first in an ongoing sequence of novels, each of which has been well-received, and each has had a larger first printing than the last: Erdrich has come to be one of the most commercially successful literary authors writing in America today. As with the best Native American writing, Erdrich's writing is infused with a rich sense of myth derived from American Indian traditions, even as it uses the Western forms of poetry and the novel to contain and shape the images. Inscribed by the author to another Native American poet in 1985. Recipient's handmade bookplate on flyleaf and notes in text. Near fine, with clipped portions of the dust jacket affixed to the boards.
As New in As New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 1984 Henry Holt FIRST EDITION, 3rd printing **SIGNED, DATED & INSCRIBED** "to someone special" and in AN/AN condition! A great copy of her first novel! **BONUS** Receive the true first/first which is ex-library and in VG/VG condition.
Near Fine dust jacket. Her first novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Award for Best Novel of the Year. Inscribed by the author at Christmas time in the year of publication. A bit of foxing to top edge and mild edge sunning to boards; near fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with just a touch of edge wear. The book was published in October; it's possible Erdrich gave inscribed copies as gifts that year.
Louise Erdrich's novel of two intertwined Native American families is a complex, dizzying portrait of pain and love. Their entwined history is generations old, but as with many of Erdrich's books, this one isn't really about the plot, anyway. Erdrich's language is so rich, you could chew it. She has a very effective style that lands somewhere between plain-spoken and poetic, and the end result is a novel that I had trouble setting down. With all the hurt these people inflict upon each other, it may be difficult to parse out where "Love Medicine" comes into it, but ultimately this is not a book of despair. The love is there, just under the surface, keeping the pain of the book from devastating the reader.
Jun 1, 2007
Erdrich's novel is actually a composite, a series of interconnected stories, each one independent yet related to the overall narrative (I would compare it to Amy Tan's Joy Luck Club). Erdrich's language is haunting and poetic, and at times humorous. Each "story" and each character pulls you into their world. Recommended.
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