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Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors (Literary Travel)

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For more than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought, deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today's finest writers. Her nonfiction is equally eloquent, and this lovely memoir offers a vivid glimpse of the landscape, the people, and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical, elemental force.

In a small boat like those her Native American ancestors have used for countless generations, she travels to Ojibwe home ground, the islands of Lake of the Woods in southern Ontario. Her only companions are her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader, on a pilgrimage to the sacred rock paintings their people have venerated for centuries as mystical "teaching and dream guides," and where even today Ojibwe leave offerings of tobacco in token of their power. With these paintings as backdrop, Erdrich summons to life the Ojibwe's spirits and songs, their language and sorrows, and the tales that are in their blood, echoing through her own family's very contemporary American lives and shaping her vision of the wider world. Thoughtful, moving, and wonderfully well observed, her meditation evokes ancient wisdom, modern ways, and the universal human concerns we all share.

"This book is a treasure and a delight."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Award-winning novelist Erdrich brilliantly weaves ancient Ojibwe rock paintings, personal insights on Ojibwe culture, and keen observations about her family into a lyrical and entertaining memoir.

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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.

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ShannonG, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by ShannonG)
This is hard to describe in words...better to just let Louise Erdrich transport you to an all-at-once real and mystical world where islands, authors, animals, histories and human bonds are all interconnected. You'll be glad for the journey.
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ISBN:
9780792253730
Author:
Erdrich, Louise
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Ojibwa Indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary Travel
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 B/W
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.34 x 0.4 in 0.43 lb

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