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Louise Erdrich's first major work of nonfiction, The Blue Jay's Dance, brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and the insights, and the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions the acclaimed author experienced in the course of one twelve-month period—from a winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to her return to writing in the fall. In exquisitely lyrical prose, Erdrich illuminates afresh the large and small events that every parent will recognize and appreciate.

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Louise Erdrich is the author of thirteen novels, several volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore.

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ISBN:
9780061767975
Subtitle:
A Memoir of Early Motherhood
Author:
Erdrich, Louise
Author:
Schertle, Alice
Author:
Renier, Aaron
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
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Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20100223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in 13.92 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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