Whether you open a book on a sunny beach, or prefer staying up late while glued to a page-turner, we tend to look forward to our summer reading. Jeffrey Brown gets suggestions from two writers who also own their own bookstores: Louise Erdrich, owner of Birchbark Books, and Emma Straub, owner of Books Are Magic.

Louise Erdrich and Emma Straub share summer reads you won’t want to put down

Whether you open a book on a sunny beach, or prefer staying up late while glued to a page-turner, we tend to look forward to our summer reading. Jeffrey Brown gets suggestions from two writers who also own their own bookstores: Louise Erdrich, owner of Birchbark Books, and Emma Straub, owner of Books Are Magic.

The Round House by Louise Erdrich - winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction.

The Round House by Louise Erdrich - winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction.

"The point of books is to have way too many but to always feel you never have enough." -Louise Erdrich

"The point of books is to have way too many but to always feel you never have enough." -Louise Erdrich

This week’s #WCW is American writer, Louise Erdrich. Erdrich’s novel The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009, and in 2012, The Round House received the National Book Award for Fiction. She is an enrolled member...

This week’s #WCW is American writer, Louise Erdrich. Erdrich’s novel The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009, and in 2012, The Round House received the National Book Award for Fiction. She is an enrolled member...

Today in Literature: Louise Erdrich's 63rd birthday. #LouiseErdrich #Quotes

Today in Literature: Louise Erdrich's 63rd birthday. #LouiseErdrich #Quotes

LaRose by Louise Erdrich - October Book  Loved this book in all the ways it was a total bummer for most of the time.

LaRose by Louise Erdrich - October Book Loved this book in all the ways it was a total bummer for most of the time.

Love Medicine was the subject of my undergraduate thesis. Each line, is so carefully crafted and hauntingly beautiful.  Erdrich integrates traditional, Native American, multi-perspective short story telling  into  a more encompassing, linear narrative to grasp the larger identity of an entire tribe.

A Clear-Sighted and Honest Novel Spanning Generations

Love Medicine was the subject of my undergraduate thesis. Each line, is so carefully crafted and hauntingly beautiful. Erdrich integrates traditional, Native American, multi-perspective short story telling into a more encompassing, linear narrative to grasp the larger identity of an entire tribe.

“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

“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

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