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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
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Jun 10, 10

Read in January, 1985

This is my favorite book and always will be. I am a book lover and have read thousands of books. When I was little, I used to read them over and over if I liked them. When I first read Love Medicine, I could not believe that a book could exist that was so close to my heart. I think about this book the way some people feel about the Bible.

Having said that, others will not relate as closely as I did. The book is set on a North Dakota Ojibwa Indian reservation and I grew up on a South Dakota reservation. The book is told through the eyes of a young woman returning home after going to nursing training. The book is a simple story of lives and loves in the family history. Time and events are cyclical in the fashion of the Plains Indians' spiritual philosophy. The syntax may be somewhat difficult for some to follow at first. Trudge on, it will soon become second nature.

Come for the grit and awe. Stay for the humor.
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“Her clothes were filled with safety pins and hidden tears.”
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Michelle Higgins i just put this on hold at the library...never heard of it:)


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