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The Blue Jay's Dance by Louise Erdrich
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Mar 24, 2012

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Read in January, 1996

This book contains journal like entries about Erdrich's pregnancy and the first months of her third daughter's birth, while living in a New Hampshire farmhouse with her writer husband Michael Dorris and their other children. Louise was born in North Dakota and has Ojibwa blood from her maternal grandfather; some of her thoughts reach back to this upbringing. This is a gentle, contemplative book to read, with much observation on nature the blurb on the book jacket says she "takes the mundane routines of everyday life and renders them marvelous". I have not read any of her novels, nor those of her husband except a children's book, "Morning Girl" but I'm looking forward to doing so now that I have read this.


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