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Louise Erdrich

Autor(a) de The Round House

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About the Author

Karen Louise Erdrich was born on June 7, 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota. Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where both of her parents were employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Erdrich graduated from Dartmouth College in 1976 mostrar mais with an AB degree, and she received a Master of Arts in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1979. Erdrich published a number of poems and short stories from 1978 to 1982. In 1981 she married author and anthropologist Michael Dorris, and together they published The World's Greatest Fisherman, which won the Nelson Algren Award in 1982. In 1984 she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Love Medicine, which is an expansion of a story that she had co-written with Dorris. Love Medicine was also awarded the Virginia McCormick Scully Prize (1984), the Sue Kaufman Prize (1985) and the Los Angeles Times Award for best novel (1985). In addition to her prose, Erdrich has written several volumes of poetry, a textbook, children's books, and short stories and essays for popular magazines. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for professional excellence, including the National Magazine Fiction Award in 1983 and a first-prize O. Henry Award in 1987. Erdrich has also received the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, the Western Literacy Association Award, the 1999 World Fantasy Award, and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction in 2006. In 2007 she refused to accept an honorary doctorate from the University of North Dakota in protest of its use of the "Fighting Sioux" name and logo. Erdrich's novel The Round House made the New York Times bestseller list in 2013. Her other New York Times bestsellers include Future Home of the Living God (2017). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Louise Erdrich

The Round House (2012) 3,996 cópias
Love Medicine (1984) 3,952 cópias
The Birchbark House (1999) 2,696 cópias
The Master Butchers Singing Club (2003) 2,449 cópias
Tracks (1988) 2,207 cópias
The Plague of Doves (2008) 2,109 cópias
The Night Watchman (2020) — Autor — 2,086 cópias
The Sentence (2021) 1,927 cópias
The Beet Queen (1986) 1,769 cópias
Future Home of the Living God (2017) 1,450 cópias
LaRose (2016) 1,387 cópias
The Painted Drum (2005) 1,268 cópias
Shadow Tag (2010) 1,052 cópias
The Bingo Palace (1994) 1,046 cópias
Four Souls (2004) 898 cópias
The Antelope Wife (1998) 881 cópias
Tales of Burning Love (1996) 763 cópias
The Game of Silence (2005) 588 cópias
The Crown of Columbus (1991) 530 cópias
The Porcupine Year (2008) 384 cópias
Chickadee (2012) 319 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Editor — 278 cópias
Makoons (2016) 195 cópias
Grandmother's Pigeon (1996) 135 cópias
Jacklight (1996) 131 cópias
Baptism of Desire: Poems (1989) 107 cópias
The Range Eternal (2002) 78 cópias
Selected from Love Medicine (1989) 13 cópias
Four Souls / Tracks (2004) 7 cópias
El fantasma de las palabras (2022) 4 cópias
Jahr der Wunder: Roman (2023) 4 cópias
Le Mooz 2 cópias
הבית העגול 1 exemplar(es)
Commemorative 1 exemplar(es)
A Wedge of Shade 1 exemplar(es)
“Grief” 1 exemplar(es)
The Hollow Children 1 exemplar(es)
Il guardiano notturno 1 exemplar(es)
Sentence, The 1 exemplar(es)
Turn Signals: My Winter Babies (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
“Dear John Wayne” 1 exemplar(es)
The Leap 1 exemplar(es)
Saint Marie 1 exemplar(es)
The Stone 1 exemplar(es)
Matchimanito 1 exemplar(es)
Scales {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
Knives 1 exemplar(es)
WHERE'S THE ERDRICH????? 1 exemplar(es)
Snares 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições930 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 758 cópias
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuinte — 540 cópias
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuinte — 519 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 472 cópias
The Broken Cord (1989) — Prefácio — 460 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 450 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuinte — 400 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuinte — 369 cópias
Native American Literature Course Pack (1994) — Contribuinte — 333 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 265 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
Aqua Erotica: 18 Stories for a Steamy Bath (2000) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
Growing Up Native American (1993) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Granta 27: Death (1989) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Granta 41: Biography (1992) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Witches' Brew (2002) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (2001) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Granta 38: We're So Happy! (1991) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (2005) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Earth Song, Sky Spirit (1993) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Granta 129: Fate (2014) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Catholic Girls: Stories, Poems, and Memoirs (1992) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Lines from a Mined Mind: The Words of John Trudell (2008) — Prefácio — 44 cópias
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Through the Eye of the Deer (1999) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas (2011) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Voices Under One Sky: Contemporary Native Literature (1994) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
A Link with the River (1989) — Preface, algumas edições18 cópias
Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest (1993) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Sovereign Traces Volume 1: Not (Just) (An)Other (2018) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 91 • December 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Erdrich, Louise
Nome de batismo
Erdrich, Karen Louise
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Little Falls, Minnesota, USA
Locais de residência
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation, North Dakota, USA
Dartmouth College (AB|1976)
Johns Hopkins University (MA|Creative Writing|1979)
short story writer
Erdrich, Heid E. (sister)
Erdrich, Lise (sister)
Erdrich, Ronald W. (cousin)
Dorris, Michael (husband|divorced)
Anishinaabe Nation
Birchbark Books (owner)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2021)
Associate Poet Laureate of North Dakota (2005)
Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award (1992)
Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement (2009)
Lifetime Achievement Award, Native Writers Circle of The Americas (2000)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1998) (mostrar todas 25)
National Book Award for Fiction (2012)
American Academy of Poets Prize (1975)
MacDowell Fellowship (1980)
Pushcart Prize (1983)
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (1984, 2016)
Sue Kaufman Prize (1984)
Virginia McCormick Scully Literary Award (1984)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1985)
O. Henry Award (1987)
World Fantasy Award (1999)
Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award (2000)
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (2006, 2013)
Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (2009)
Rough Rider Award (2013)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2014)
PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction (2014)
Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction (2015)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1985)
Berresford Prize (2022)
Andrew Wylie (The Wylie Agency)



November 2019: Louise Erdrich em Monthly Author Reads (Setembro 2022)
Group Read, June 2020: Love Medicine em 1001 Books to read before you die (Junho 2020)
Group Read of The Round House by Erdrich em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Fevereiro 2017)
Louise Erdrich: American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Setembro 2015)
Louise Erdrich series? em Librarything Series (Agosto 2011)


The instinct to turn towards home, to seek refuge there in times of strife, kicks off Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine. June Morrissey, drunk and struggling in Williston, North Dakota, decides to head back to the reservation when she was born and raised. The problem is that she doesn't have proper winter clothes and there's an enormous blizzard. She dies on her journey, and the book moves both forward and backward in time to tell the story of June, her quasi-adoptive parents Nestor and Marie Kashpaw, Nestor's childhood sweetheart Lulu Lamartine, June's children and cousins and nieces and nephews and a whole sprawling cast of others. It's classified as a novel, but honestly is much more a collection of short stories about a common set of characters. The placement of the stories is obviously deliberate, revealing information about the subjects bit by bit, but the book as a whole doesn't really have a defined narrative arc.

I think, for a lot of people who grew up far from reservations and didn't really know many (or any) Native Americans, it can be easy to think about them as almost preserved in amber...our idea of what "an Indian" looks like and what their experiences are is rooted in black and white photos and/or stereotypes. Even though some might think it's less damaging because it's romantic (in the larger sense of the word), it's still a prejudiced and honestly racist way of thinking. Native Americans still exist. They live in the world. They talk on cell phones. But they remain mysterious to many other Americans, which is why this book isn't just good, it's also important, in that it presents a realistic portrait of Indian life on a reservation, showing it to be full of people: some better, some worse, some smart, some dumb, some kind, some harsh. It has its own challenges and experiences just like any other community, but it's made up of the same kinds of humans we find everywhere.

As might be expected for a book with the word "love" in the title, the bonds we form with others, both those rooted in blood and those created by the body and the heart, is the central through-line connecting the pieces of the story together. Though no one's story is presented in a straightforward, neatly chronological way, Erdrich creates vibrant characters who resonate with emotional truth over the course of the narrative. She gives us little snapshots of their lives at points in time, pieces that begin to cohere into a whole. That this book spawned multiple sequels doesn't surprise me at all: the people she creates clearly have long histories that bear further exploration.

This is a book that strongly favors characters over plot. While all of the individual stories have their own little dramas, there's not a lot of narrative flow over the course of the book. The real interest is in seeing the characters over the course of their lives, meeting a woman when she's a grandmother and then getting a look at the young woman she was before the rest of her life happened, figuring out how she might get from there to here, getting little glimpses along the way. Erdrich's writing is beautiful: it tends towards the lush without veering into purple prose territory. I will say, though, that effectively as she does wield her chosen episodic format, the lack of tension or drive to the book was a bit of quibble for me and it was hard to get "sucked in" because of it. Even so, this is a very good book and I would recommend it widely. It might not quite be your cup of tea in the end, but it's very much worth reading.
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ghneumann | outras 77 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
What a unique book. The characters are great The story take you on this long road solving the mystery of a customer that loves books.
caanderson | outras 99 resenhas | Jun 4, 2024 |
excellent! A story of the life trials of a native living through the burden of her history, the trials of the pandemic, the trials of the Cheeto years, and the mayhem of Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd. Told with love and warmth and with innumerable turnings to books and their stories- so many of my favourite writers and books are mentioned, and listed in the wonderful bibliography. I'm very much looking forward to reading more of her work. 4.5
diveteamzissou | outras 99 resenhas | May 10, 2024 |
The Sentence is a contemporary fiction by Native American Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2022.

The story takes place over a year, beginning in Minneapolis on All Souls Day in November 2019 and finishing in 2020. The main character Tookie is an Ojibwe woman who works in a bookstore. Her love for books and literature began while imprisoned for stealing and transporting a dead body over state lines for a grieving friend. During her prison sentence she is given a dictionary and becomes an avid reader, a love that permeates each part of the book.

One of Tookie’s regular customers, Flora, dies on All Souls Day and refuses to leave the bookstore, her ghost persistently haunting Tookie. During the year that follows Tookie must work out how to put Flora’s ghost to rest, along with balancing her relationship with her partner Pollux and his niece Hetta, and negotiating the traumas of the COVID pandemic and the rioting and mayhem following the murder of George Floyd and the BlackLivesMatter protests.

I struggled to get on with the first part of this book as it made a rather dramatic shift in tone and genre from a mad dash and humorous adventure with Tookie stealing the body, to a much slower paced more reflective story as the ghost tale unfolds. I’m also not a huge fan of ghost stories, but the thing that sucks you into this story is the larger than life Tookie herself with her wry humour, cultural wisdom, groundedness, and her love for her family. I loved her relationship with Pollux with their sharing of food expressing their deep feelings and connection, and with their wholehearted supportiveness of each other.

The other thing that was difficult as a reader was the nearness of the events. This would probably be easier to read five or ten years later but the Pandemic and events of 2020 still feel very fresh, like some global communal trauma that so many people are still scarred by. Aside from the obvious deaths and illness, there was the impact of the isolation and lock downs, the huge fear and uncertainties projected daily into our lives with constantly changing rules and restrictions, and the suffering people experienced at being unable to visit their sick in hospital or the elderly in nursing homes, attend family funerals or the births of babies. It was like living through a science fiction movie or a huge social experiment, the impacts of which are still not fully understood. I am glad Erdrich has been brave enough to record some of this but 2020 was definitely a hell of a year that many people would love to have woken up from and discovered it was all a bad dream.

This was an insightful, interesting read with a lovable main character.
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mimbza | outras 99 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |


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