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.
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...
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