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The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
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Jun 23, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 23 to July 05, 2011

I'm glad I read Love Medicine first, because I think it allowed me to appreciate this book much more deeply than I would if I hadn't already fallen in love with Erdrich's writing and the world she has created -- and, as always, it is so evocative of familiar landscapes I've loved and places that have shaped me. (Reading a book like this, along with books like Love Medicine and The Last Report of the Miracle at Little No Horse make me understand why she is so often compared to Faulkner.) There is some really wonderful stuff in this novel. However, if you've never read Erdrich, I'm not sure I'd start with this one.
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Julie Is Love Medicine the Erdrich you'd recommend as a first one? If not, which?


Shari That would be an excellent one to start with, and probably the most logical. I actually read The Last Report on the Miracle at Little No Horse first, though, and it's what made me really fall in love with Erdrich. And oh, also, The Plague of Doves is absolutely phenomenal.


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