Publish date: August 1st 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
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This isn’t a terrible book, but I can’t claim to have enjoyed it. Love Medicine is a somewhat awkward merger between novel and short story collection, made up of 17 pieces about two families living on the Ojibwe/Chippewa reservation over the span of about 50 years, from the 1930s to the 1980s. I cal...
When I started reading this book, I was struck by the similarities to Sherman Alexie's THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN, which I had read recently; both books are on a list of recommended literary fiction I'd been working through and are the first published prose book by each author. Bo...
This is the short story collection (some call it a novel) that launches the community of characters Erdrich will revisit through another five (six?) books - a form that seems entirely her own. As she says in this "newly revised" edition: "Since writing Love Medicine, I have understood that I am writ...
The writing in this is really wonderful. The images the words paint are so vivid. But the story itself, at times, was confusing. I also didn't feel a connection to any of the characters. And while I liked the story, it kept me interested, there were things that I didn't like.I still thought the writ...