1984 National Book Critics Circle
Synopses & Reviews
The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine
tells the story of two families the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multigenerational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
"A dazzling series of family portraits....This novel is simply about the power of love." Chicago Tribune
"The beauty of Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind." Toni Morrison
"A powerful piece of work...Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted." Anne Tyler
About the Author
Louise Erdrich is the author of twelve novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her debut novel, Love Medicine, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent novel, The Plague of Doves, a New York Times bestseller, received the highest praise from Philip Roth, who wrote, "Louise Erdrich's imaginative freedom has reached its zenith—The Plague of Doves is her dazzling masterpiece." Louise Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.