Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors

Louise Erdrich


For greater than 3 many years, bestselling writer Louise Erdrich has enthralled readers with remarkable novels that paint an evocative portrait of local American existence. From her excellent first novel, Love Medicine, to the nationwide ebook Award-winning The around House, Erdrich’s lyrical ability and emotional insurance have earned her a spot along William Faulkner and Willa Cather as an writer deeply rooted within the American landscape.

In Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country, Erdrich takes us on an illuminating travel during the terrain her ancestors have inhabited for hundreds of years: the lakes and islands of southern Ontario. Summoning to lifestyles the Ojibwe's sacred spirits and songs, their language and sorrows, she considers the various ways that her tribe—whose identify derives from the note ozhibii'ige, "to write"—have prompted her. Her trip hyperlinks historical stone work with a paranormal island the place a bookish recluse outfitted a rare library, and she or he unearths how either have reworked her.

A mix of heritage, mythology, and memoir, Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is a fascinating meditation on glossy existence, ordinary elegance, and the traditional spirituality and creativity of Erdrich's local homeland—a lengthy, elemental culture of storytelling that's in her blood.

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