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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
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May 07, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: maybe-it-s-me

Louise Erdrich is a good writer, and I enjoyed "The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse" and "The Master Butchers' Singing Club." However, "Love Medicine" was just too dark and gritty for me. Serious dysfunction and physical abuse, alcoholism, infidelity, poverty, etc. There was a little redemption at the end, but it didn't make up for the depressing feeling I was left with overall.

I picked up "The Beet Queen" at the same sale; we'll see if it's any better but I think I need a break first.
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Riv just started "a plague of doves"--seems very familiar to one of her others, though I can't remember which; I'll let you know...

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