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The Painted Drum - Louise Erdrich
The Painted Drum
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While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the... show more
While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined. Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich's Painted Drum explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, wit, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author's finest work.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060515119 (0060515112)
ASIN: 60515112
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl rated it
5.0
How does one even begin to review the writing of Louise Erdrich? Her words resonate with ancient mysteries and intricate complexities which draw me into her characters' lives time and time again. This novel is no exception.In The Painted Drum we follow the story through the eyes of different people....
willemite
willemite rated it
This is a gripping, moving tale about Erdrich’s usual raft of multi-generational Native Americans. The story begins in present day New Hampshire when Faye Travers, an estate valuator, comes across the drum of the title, a large, ceremonial Native American artifact, and determines to return it to its...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
I generally do NOT like this author, but this was one that had some merit. I was able to finish it, which I usually can't do with Erdrich, so that says a lot right there. I found this passage particularly moving: "Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either,...
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