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Beautiful reissue of Louise Erdrich's most famous novel, from one of the most celebrated American writers of her generation and winner of the ... Show synopsis

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  • 1. Trade paperback, Bantam Books, 1985

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  • 2. Softcover, Bantam, 1984-01-01

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  • 3. Hardcover, Henry Holt & Company, 1984

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  • 5. Hardcover, Henry Holt & Company, 1984

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    Description: Fine in fine jacket. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York: Holt, Rinehart,...

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Reviews of Love Medicine

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Ellyb

Words to sustain you

by Ellyb on Dec 10, 2009

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.

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twopercentcotton

Great novel

by twopercentcotton on 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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