Louise Erdrich

in Little Falls, Minnesota, The United States
June 07, 1954


William Faulkner

Karen Louise Erdrich is a American author of novels, poetry, and children's books. Her father is German American and mother is half Ojibwe and half French American. She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation (also known as Chippewa). She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

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Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists. Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bur


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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

“When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.”
Louise Erdrich, The Plague of Doves

“Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.”
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January 2017 New School Classic Poll

  48 votes, 19.2%

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk - 218 pgs, 1996
  38 votes, 15.2%

  34 votes, 13.6%

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair - 412 pgs, 1905
  27 votes, 10.8%

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham - 400 pgs, 1945
  17 votes, 6.8%

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 236 pgs, 1922
  16 votes, 6.4%

  16 votes, 6.4%

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 367 pgs, 1984
  12 votes, 4.8%

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson - 240 pgs, 1919
  10 votes, 4.0%

The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati, 198 pgs, 1940
  8 votes, 3.2%

  8 votes, 3.2%

  6 votes, 2.4%

The Vagabond by Colette - 252 pgs, 1910
  6 votes, 2.4%

Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, 285 pgs, 1934
  4 votes, 1.6%


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