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Love Medicine

Erdrich, Louise

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Love Medicine
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The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multi-generational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009
Edition: Newly rev. ed
ISBN: 9780061787423
0061787426
Branch Call Number: FICTION ERDRICH 2009
Characteristics: 333, 52 p. ;,21 cm

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Love Medicine tells the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multi-generational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine.

Louise Erdrich is one of the U.S.'s finest writers. Her language is simple and sweet, but the significance of its meaning leaves literature professors salivating.

The members of the Chippewa Kaspaw and Lamartine families describe their simple existence as they both deny and discover their native heritages.

The members of the Chippewa Kaspaw and Lamartine families describe their simple existence as they both deny and discover their native heritages. A notable, impressive book of first fiction.


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Oct 21, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had an aunt who loved medicine. A little too much, if you know what I mean. Some other good books about contemporary Native American life: "On the Rez," "Custer Died for Your Sins," "Winterkill," and pretty much everything Sherman Alexie's written.

Jun 25, 2013
  • Saphira1995 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful

Aug 23, 2012
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My second reading: I missed so much the first time (a way back), especially the depth of Marie's character and the thoroughness of all people that populate this great book. You can't help but be drawn deep into the lives of all Kashpaw, Lamartine, and other family members, even Lulu who is easy to dislike until you get to know her at the end. You laugh, you cry, and you feel tender all at the same time.

Jun 08, 2012
  • Li_Brain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Too deep for tears.

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