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Love Medicine: Deluxe Modern Classic Paperback – Deckle Edge, April 23, 2013
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"A dazzling series of family portraits.... This novel is simply about the power of love.""--Chicago Tribune""The beauty of Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind."-- Toni Morrison"A powerful piece of work . . . Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted"-- Anne Tyler
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The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multigenerational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine.
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While the order in which the narratives are told is key to the story as literature, one could read them in any order and still recognize the story that's being told. Again--this mimics life. We each have shared experiences (with family members, friends, co-workers, etc.) and we can pick our shared experiences/stories up at any point and understand where we are in the narrative. Life is linear only in the sense of time -- memories and experiences are non-linear, especially those that really shape us. They happened at one point but they pop up in many aspects of our lives forever.
To me, "Love Medicine" is, at its core, a wonderful telling of life -- like life. It is simultaneously sad, inspiring, thought-provoking and hard to get through, but--also like life--worth every single moment.
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This one, I reread immediately. Because I knew I had missed the clues and foreshadowing when I read it the first time.Read more
Seems that's all Louise Erdrich can write about...even though she's supposed to be writing stories to help people understand and appreciate Native...Read more
I want to read as many Erdrich novels as I can.