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Erdrich, Louise

Works: 464 works in 1,868 publications in 16 languages and 110,423 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Diary fiction  Biographies  Historical fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PS3555.R42, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Louise Erdrich
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Most widely held works by Louise Erdrich
Love medicine : a novel by Louise Erdrich( Book )

179 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 5,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the intertwined fates of the Kashpaws and the Lamartines near a North Dakota reservation from 1934 to 1984
Tracks : a novel by Louise Erdrich( Book )

93 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in the alternating voices of a wise Chippewa Indian leader, and a young, embittered mixed-blood woman, the novel chronicles the drama of daily lives overshadowed by the clash of cultures and mythologies
The beet queen : a novel by Louise Erdrich( Book )

91 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1930s, Karl and his sister Mary Adare, arrive by boxcar in Argus, a small off-reservation town in North Dakota. Orphaned, they look to their mother's sister Fritzie and her husband for refuge
The birchbark house by Louise Erdrich( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847
The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation
The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich( Book )

66 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to his quiet German village home after World War I, trained killer Fidelis Waldvogel, accompanied by his wife, leaves to start a new life in America and finds his life irrevocably changed by a new relationship
The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of "Tracks" comes a dramatic sequel--a story of suspect miracles, tests of faith, and the corrosive and redemptive power of secrecy. Over the years, Father Damian has seen the reservation through its most severe crises, yet he is more than a heroic priest. He has lived with and served the Ojibwa people as a man of the cloth, and also as a woman. However, where does fact end and reality begin? NPR sponsorships. Deals with miracles, crises of faith, struggles with good & evil, temptation, & the corrosive & redemptive power of secrecy. For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwa, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Compelled to his task by a direct mystical experience, Father Damien has made enormous sacrifices, and experienced the joys of commitment as well as deep suffering. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. He imagines the undoing of all that he has accomplished -- sees unions unsundered, baptisms nullified, those who confessed to him once again unforgiven. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but these facts are bound up in his own secret. In relating his history and that of Leopolda, whose wonder working is documented but inspired, he believes, by a capacity for evil rather than the love of good, Father Damien is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In spinning out the tale of his life, Father Damien in fact does both. His story encompasses his life as a young woman, her passions, and the pestilence, tribal hatreds, and sorrows passed from generation to generation of Ojibwa. From the fantastic truth of Father Damien's origin as a woman to the hilarious account of the absurd demise of Nanapush, his best friend on the reservation, his story ranges over the span of the century. In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who felt compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius
The porcupine year by Louise Erdrich( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home
The painted drum by Louise Erdrich( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 3,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising an estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it
The bingo palace by Louise Erdrich( Book )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louise Erdrich's brilliant novels of contemporary Native American and Midwestern life have brought her legions of fans and great critical acclaim. Here, in her latest and most luminescent work in the series begun with Love Medicine, the central character is Lipsha Morrissey, the illegitimate son of June Kashpaw and Gerry Nanapush. Lipsha brings together in his birth, rearing, and inheritance all of the major families from Erdrich's previous books, and, of course, represents the future." "At a crossroads in his life, Lipsha is summoned by his grandmother. He returns to the reservation and falls in love for the first time. But the object of his newfound obsessive desire, the beautiful and charismatic Shawnee Ray, is in the midst of deciding whether to marry Kipsha's boss, the wealthy reservation entrepreneur Lyman Lamartine. Lipsha is determined to win Shawnee Ray's love and begins with a modern approach - he asks her out for Chinese food. When their evening goes hopelessly, absurdly awry, he decides to try a more traditional method and goes to see his great grandmother, Fleur Pillager, a tribeswoman of a powerful ancient family, to ask for a Love Medicine. After following Fleur to her home in the remote woods, he realizes that this sacred and cherished ground is the exact spot that Lyman and others with aggressive business interests have chosen to open their federally sanctioned bingo palace. As is the case on so many reservations today, Lipsha finds himself torn between success and meaning, love and money, the future and the past." "A novel of spiritual depth, lyrical prose, and wild hope, The Bingo Palace explores the implications of the mystical element of chance in contemporary life and is sure to please all of Louise Erdrich's ardent fans as well as attract many new readers."--Jacket
Shadow tag by Louise Erdrich( Book )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronciles the emotional war between Irene America, a beautiful, introspective woman of Native American ancestry, struggling to finish her dissertation while raising three children, and her husband Gil, a painter whose reputation is built on a series of now iconic portraits of Irene
The antelope wife : a novel by Louise Erdrich( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attack on an Indian village, a U.S. cavalryman takes a baby girl, but later gives her back. So begins a multi-generation saga on the girl's descendants as they navigate between modern life and ancient tradition. By the author of The Bingo Palace
The crown of Columbus by Michael Dorris( Book )

45 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 12 languages and held by 2,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers and their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus
The broken cord by Michael Dorris( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Polish and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the inspiring story of a family confronted with a problem with no known solution and the first book for the general reader that describes the tragedy and lifelong blight of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In 1971, Michael Dorris became one of the first unmarried men in the United States to legally adopt a very young child, and affectionate Sioux Indian he named Adam. At that time, little was revealed about Adam's past except that his biological mother died of alcohol poisoning. During the course of the next two decades, the growing Dorris family (through the single-parent adoption of two more infants, and the 1981 marriage to writer Louise Erdrich, which produced three more children) went through a time of alarming discovery as the new information about the genetic and cultural causes of FAS became apparent and paralleled the family's battle to solve their oldest son's developing health and learning problems. Author Michael Dorris explains how traditions weave through the lives of many Native Americans and how alcoholism and despair have shattered so many lives. He also chronicles the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on their adopted son and on the Native American community as a whole. -- from Publisher description
Tales of burning love by Louise Erdrich( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women share their secrets after the funeral of their ex-husband. It happens when they decide to ride back together and the car becomes stuck in a snow storm. They all agree he was a good-for-nothing, so why did they marry him? The setting is North Dakota
Four souls : [a novel] by Louise Erdrich( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying to Minneapolis, where she plans to avenge the loss of her family's land to a deceptive, wealthy white man, a young Native American woman finds herself entangled within a complex relationship
The game of silence by Louise Erdrich( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Omakayas, of the Ojibwa tribe, moves west with her family in 1849
The red convertible : selected and new stories, 1978-2008 by Louise Erdrich( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three dozen short works includes six previously unpublished pieces and offers insight into the author's use of plot twists and contrasting psychological landscapes
LaRose by Louise Erdrich( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence -- but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition -- the sweat lodge -- for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new "sister," Maggie, welcomes him as a co-conspirator who can ease her volatile mother's terrifying moods. Gradually he's allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches' own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal. But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole
The blue jay's dance : a birth year by Louise Erdrich( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelist writes of her experiences during a 12 month period through pregnancy, new motherhood, and return to writing
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Tracks : a novel
Alternative Names
Ādorikku, Ruīzu 1954-

Dorris, Louise.

Edrich, Louise 1954-

Erdrich, Karen Louise

Erdrich, Karen Louise 1954-

Erdrich, Louise

Louise Erdrich Amerikaans dichteres

Louise Erdrich amerikansk författare och poet

Louise Erdrich amerikansk skribent og poet

Louise Erdrich escritor estadounidense

Louise Erdrich indianisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Louise Erdrich scrittrice e poetessa statunitense

어드리치, 루이스 1954-

어드리치, 루이즈 1954-

어드리크, 루이스 1954-

어드리크, 루이즈 1954-

어드릭, 루이스 1954-

얼드리치, 루이스 1954-

에드리치, 루이즈 1954-

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Tracks : a novelThe beet queen : a novelThe birchbark houseThe plague of dovesThe Master Butchers Singing ClubThe last report on the miracles at Little No HorseThe porcupine yearThe painted drum