In Books & Islands in Ojibwe Country Erdrich compellingly writes about the Ojibwe spirits and songs, language, and sorrows that have passed down through generations. Erdrich later travels to Rainy Lake, to an island of real books, the world of an exuberant eccentric and close friend to the Ojibwe, who established an extraordinary library there a hundred years ago. Set against commentary about her own family and contemporary lifeand written in beautiful and powerful proseBooks & Islands in Ojibwe Country is an intensely thoughtful, intimate, and fascinating cultural excursion.
About the Author
Louise Erdrich, daughter of an Ojibwe-French mother and a German-American father, is one of our foremost contemporary writers. Her first novel, "Love Medicine, " won the National Book Critics Circle Award and other prizes and launched a remarkable string of books that includes "The Beet Queen, The Bingo Palace, Tales of Burning Love, " and "The Antelope Wife, " among other triumphs. She lives in Minneapolis. "From the Trade Paperback edition."