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BLOG: Reading Pathways: Louise Erdrich Books

In 2015, Jenny Shank wrote this “Where to Start Guide” for Barnes & Noble about Louise Erdrich, one of my favorite authors. Her choices are excellent. However, Erdrich has published a lot since then, so I wanted to write my own guide for Book Riot.

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9/16/2020

article BLOG: Reading Pathways: Louise Erdrich Books
(Internet) -- In 2015, Jenny Shank wrote this “Where to Start Guide” for Barnes & Noble about Louise Erdrich, one of my favorite authors. Her choices are excellent....

8/7/2020

article ERDRICH: ‘Nameless Greatness’
(Indian Country) -- At one point, Patrice thinks that “time did not exist at her house. Or rather, it was the keeping of time as in school or work time that did not...

5/23/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: The Night Watchman
(Australia) -- Louise Edrich’s new novel, The Night Watchman, has received wide acclaim for its shimmering setting, strong elegant writing, great characters and...

5/5/2020

article BOOK: Holy Simplicity: On Louise Erdrich’s “The Night Watchman”
(Internet) -- There is a delightful passage in William J. Barber II’s book The Third Reconstruction in which he talks about how the reality of Jim Crow in America...

3/31/2020

article TOMMY ORANGE: Fighting and winning with Louise Erdrich
(USA) -- In February, I was lucky enough to have a conversation with Louise Erdrich — one of my very favorite writers — about her newest novel, The Night...

3/22/2020

article BOOK: Author returns with powerful tale of tribal survival
(North Dakota) -- Two years ago, Louise Erdrich thought she would never write again. The National Book Award-winning author of “The Round House” and more...

3/21/2020

article REVIEW: Power and poise / Erdrich's account of Native American struggles a timely tome
(Winnipeg) -- Support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in British Columbia surged across Canada in the past two months as they resisted court orders to...

3/15/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: Native American story near to author’s heart
(USA) -- At the start of Louise Erdrich’s stunning new novel, “The Night Watchman,” Thomas Wazhushk, Chippewa Council member and night watchman at a...

3/9/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: Louise Erdich's New Novel The Night Watchmen Is Monumental
(North Dakota) -- Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman is a singular achievement even for this accomplished writer. It centers, in part, on Thomas, a security guard...

3/4/2020

article INTERVIEW: Louise Erdrich On Her Personal Connection To Native Peoples' 'Fight For Survival'
(USA) -- This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Our guest today is author Louise Erdrich. In a career going back to the 1970s, she's published 17...

3/3/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: Fighting to Save Their Tribe From Termination
(New York) -- Early in this banquet of a novel that invites us back into Louise Erdrich’s ongoing Chippewa chronicles, a character on the reservation boasts,...

3/2/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: With ‘The Night Watchman,’ Louise Erdrich rediscovers her genius
(Washington D.C.) -- Two years ago, Louise Erdrich thought she would never write again. The National Book Award-winning author of “The Round House” and more...

3/1/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: Louise Erdrich’s engrossing new novel will lift your heart
(North Dakota) -- Louise Erdrich’s new novel, “The Night Watchman” (Harper, $28.99) is so engrossing, written with such deep affection for the Chippewa...

2/29/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: In Louise Erdrich's 'Night Watchman,' tribal and personal history converge
(Minnesota) -- Toward the end of Louise Erdrich’s new novel, a character named Thomas Wazhashk heads to Washington, D.C., to testify against a bill. If it passes,...

2/28/2020

article Louise Erdrich Retells the Story of Her Grandfather and the Chippewa (sub req)
(North Dakota) -- When writing becomes tough, Louise Erdrich likes to turn back to family letters. “We’ve always been a letter-writing family,” the...

2/27/2020

article BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Night Watchman’ a new gem of a novel from Louise Erdrich
(Florida) -- No one can break your heart and fill it with light all in the same book — sometimes in the same paragraph — quite like Louise Erdrich. She does...

2/24/2020

article Louise Erdrich will read from her new novel at free event Sunday
(Minnesota) -- There’s sure to be a Standing Room Only audience at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, when Louise Erdrich...

5/3/2018

article Novelist Louise Erdrich caps Big Read with readings, Q and A
(Wisconsin) -- “I had three friends. I still keep up with two of them. The other is a white cross on the Montana Hi-Line. His physical departure is marked there, I...

1/6/2018

article Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich review – fertile ground for dystopian nightmares
(UK) -- There was an exchange on Twitter that went viral recently: a man, deliberately trolling, wrote: “Look out the window and name one thing women have made....

12/2/2017

article Review: Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in 'Future Home'
(USA) -- Evolution runs amok in Louise Erdrich’s new novel, “Future Home of the Living God.” Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-foot...

11/23/2017

article Review: Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in ‘Future Home’
(Connecticut) -- Evolution runs amok in Louise Erdrich's new novel, "Future Home of the Living God." Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-...

11/20/2017

article Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in ‘Future Home’
(USA) -- EVOLUTION runs amok in Louise Erdrich’s new novel, Future Home of the Living God (Harper). Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-foot...
article Native American Author Louise Erdrich Says Departing Walker Director Olga Viso Is Being Made ‘Scapegoat’ for the Sam Durant Controversy
(Minnesota) -- Native American author and Minnesota native Louise Erdrich is coming to the defense of Olga Viso, who last week announced that she would be stepping down...

11/11/2017

article REVIEW: Louise Erdrich skilled wth her own ‘Handmaid’ dystopia
(USA) -- Readers recently returned to dystopias in droves, driving books such as “1984” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” back onto best-seller...

11/7/2017

article ‘Future Home of the Living God,’ by Louise Erdrich
(California) -- When you understand that Louise Erdrich’s latest novel unleashes a dystopia based on the oppression of women, it’s no wonder that Margaret...

5/16/2017

article Louise Erdrich's '94 novel was an early story on big-time casinos
(Minnesota) -- Over the years, MPR News has followed the career of author Louise Erdrich. It started in 1984 when she published her first novel, "Love Medicine....

3/16/2017

article Louise Erdrich, Matthew Desmond Among Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards
(New York) -- Louise Erdrich’s novel “LaRose,” which centers on two Native American families in North Dakota whose lives are upended by a horrific...
article Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich wins NBCC award for fiction
(New York) -- Minnesota writer Louise Erdrich was visibly moved Thursday night when her name was announced as the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in...

6/5/2016

article REVIEW: LaRose by Louise Erdrich review – formidable Ojibwe storytelling
(UK) -- Louise Erdrich’s 15th novel is one of rare beauty. The action unfolds on the same (fictional) North Dakota Native American reservation where she’s...

5/16/2016

article REVIEW: ‘LaRose,’ by Louise Erdrich
(New York) -- There was a 10-year stretch — roughly 1975 to 1985 — when the landscape of American literature was illumined and enriched and transformed...

5/6/2016

article Louise Erdrich on Her New Novel, ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans
(Minnesota) -- Louise Erdrich is, along with Garrison Keillor and Ann Patchett, among the handful of American writers crazy enough to want to own a bookstore. Hers, in...
article REVIEW: In Louise Erdirch's 'LaRose,' parents make an impossible bargain
(California) -- Romeo Puyat, antihero and scourge of Louise Erdrich's new novel "LaRose," is a cursed man. Addicted to prescription drugs and anything else...

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