Gradually he’s allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches’ own. Our son will be your son now, ” they tell them. Larose is quickly absorbed into his new family. His fierce, rebellious new “sister, ” Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother’s terrifying moods.
When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor’s five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux’s five-year-old son, LaRose. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay.
LaRose: A Novel #ad - Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. Horrified at what he’s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition—the sweat lodge—for guidance, and finds a way forward. As the years pass, larose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal.
But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.
The Plague of Doves: Deluxe Modern ClassicHarperCollins e-books #ad - Evelina harp—part ojibwe, part white—is an ambitious young girl whose grandfather, a repository of family and tribal history, harbors knowledge of the violent past. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth.
Bestselling author louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long. A finalist for the pulitzer prize, the plague of doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose—is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation.
The Plague of Doves: Deluxe Modern Classic #ad - Though generations have passed, the town of Pluto continues to be haunted by the murder of a farm family. And judge antone bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone.
The Round House: A NovelHarper #ad - It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. Riveting and suspenseful, and the bingo palace, moving novel of family, history, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, and a tender, The Beet Queen, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and culture.
The round house won the National Book Award for fiction. One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.
Monkey Hunting: A Novel Ballantine Reader's CircleBallantine Books #ad - In this deeply stirring novel, acclaimed author Cristina García follows one extraordinary family through four generations, from China to Cuba to America. Wonderfully evocative of time and place, monkey Hunting is an emotionally resonant tale of immigration, rendered in the lyrical prose that is García’s hallmark, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self.
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - A new york times notable bookfor more than a half century, the Ojibwe, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved Native American tribe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. The last report on the miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.
He is faced with the most difficult decision: Should he tell all and risk everything. Father damien alone knows the strange truth of Leopolda's piety, but these facts are bound up in his own secret. To further complicate his quiet existence, a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda.
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A Novel #ad - . Or manufacture a protective history for leopolda, though he believes her wonder-working is motivated solely by evil?In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who felt compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest.
Now, father damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, nearing the end of his life, for he is a woman who has lived as a man.
The Painted Drum: A Novel P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - . 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, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, the strength of family, wit, Louise Erdrich's Painted Drum explores the often-fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author's finest work.
. From the author of the national book award winner the round House, Louise Erdrich's breathtaking, lyrical novel of a priceless Ojibwe artifact and the effect it has had on those who have come into contact with it over the years. Haunted and haunting. With fearlessness and humility, erdrich has opened herself to possibilities beyond what we merely see—to the dead alive and busy, in a narrative that flows more artfully than ever between destruction and rebirth, to the breath of trees and the souls of wolves—and inspires readers to open their hearts to these mysteries as well.
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Four Souls: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - From new york times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes a haunting novel that continues the rich and enthralling Ojibwe saga begun in her novel Tracks. After taking her mother’s name, for strength, Four Souls, the strange and compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
She is seeking restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her tribe’s land. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her. .
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Annadel, farms, west virginia, and close-knit families, was a small town rich in coal, all destroyed when the coal company came in. J. Fierce, loveless union man Rondal Lloyd. And lonely, sicilian immigrant Rosa Angelelli, who lost four sons to the deadly mines. They all bear witness to nearly forgotten events of history, culminating in the final, tragic Battle of Blair Mountain—when the United States Army greeted ten thousand unemployed pro-union miners with airplanes, bombs, and poison gas.
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Their Dogs Came with Them: A NovelAtria Books #ad - In prose that is potent and street tough, Viramontes has choreographed a tragic dance of death and rebirth. And tranquilina, the daughter of missionaries, finds hope in faith. She is the recipient of the 2006 luis leal award and the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, and her short stories and essays have been widely anthologized and adopted for classroom use and university study.
Award-winning author of under the Feet of Jesus, Helena María Viramontes offers a profoundly gritty portrait of everyday life in L. A. Androgynous Turtle is a homeless gang member. Julia alvarez has called Viramontes "one of the important multicultural voices of American literature. Their dogs came with Them further proves the depth and talent of this essential author.
Their Dogs Came with Them: A Novel #ad - In this lyrically muscular, artfully crafted novel. Helena maría viramontes is the acclaimed author of the moths and other stories and Under the Feet of Jesus, with María Herrera-Sobek, a novel; and the coeditor, of two collections: Chicana WRites: On Word and Film and Chicana Creativity and Criticism.
. Viramontes lives in ithaca, New York, where she is a professor in the Department of English at Cornell University. Ermila is a teenager poised between childhood and political consciousness. In the barrio of east los angeles, a group of unbreakable young women struggle to find their way through the turbulent urban landscape of the 1960s.
Future Home of the Living God: A NovelHarper #ad - A stranger answers the phone when she calls her adoptive parents, who have vanished without a trace. Flickering through the chaos are signs of increasing repression: a shaken Cedar witnesses a family wrenched apart when police violently drag a mother from her husband and child in a parking lot. She is four months pregnant.
Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, to understand both her and her baby’s origins. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women. A new york times notable book of 2017louise erdrich, national book award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, the New York Times bestselling, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event.
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Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans.