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Love Medicine: New and Expanded Edition (NY, NY: H. Holt, 1993)

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Book Details: Love Medicine, New and Expanded Edition

1993 paperback edition(ISBN 080502798X): designed by Lucy Albanese.
Backcover photo of Erdrich by Michael Dorris.

1993 paperback edition(ISBN 0060975547)

Harper Perennial: trade paperback

Harper Perennial Modern Classics: trade paperback


Subject Headings Assigned: Love Medicine, New and Expanded Edition

Indians of North American -- North Dakota -- Fiction

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Summary: Love Medicine, New and Expanded Edition

"The first book in Louise Erdrich's Native American series along with The Beet Queen, Tracks, and the soon-to-be-published The Bingo Palace, Love Medicine tells the story of two families--the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Now resequenced by the author with the addition of never-before-published chapters, this is a publishing event equivalent to the presentation of a new and definitive text. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, Love Medicine springs to raging life: a multigenerational portrait of new truths and secrets whose time has come, of those who have left their ancestral land and those who have stayed behind, of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is Love Medicine. Discover the writer whom Philip Roth called 'the most interesting new American novelist to have appeared in years' all over again."

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Table of Contents: Love Medicine, New and Expanded Edition

The World's Greatest Fisherman (1981)

Saint Marie (1934)

Wild Geese (1934)

The Island

The Beads (1948)

Lulu's Boys (1957)

The Plunge of the Brave (1957)

Flesh and Blood (1957)

A Bridge (1973)

The Red Convertible (1974)

Scales (1980)

Crown of Thorns (1981)

Love Medicine (1982)

Resurrection (1982)

The Good Tears (1983)

Crossing the Water (1984)

The Tomahawk Factory (1983)

Lyman's Luck (1983)

Crossing the Water (1984)

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Blurbs: Love Medicine, New and Expanded Version

Inside-Cover Blurbs:

"A dazzling series of family portraits....This novel is simply about the power of love."
--Chicago Tribune

"A wonderfully fresh and accomplished writer."
--New York Newsday

"A wondrous prose song ... about the enduring verities of love and surviving, and these truths are revealed in a narrative that is an invigorating mixture of the cosmic and the tragic."
--New York Times Book Review

"We know we are in the hands of an exceptionally skilled, sensitive, observant writer....Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind."
--Washington Post

"A remarkable first novel, quick with agile prose, taut speech, poetry, and power."
--Peter Matthiessen

"A powerful piece of work."
--Anne Tyler

Back-Cover Blurbs:

"A remarkable frist novel that stares more boldly at many of the truths of Native American life in this country than any fiction I've read....It is a deeply if ironically spiritual novel."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"A powerful piece of work....Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer; as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted."
--Anne Tyler

"Love Medicine is the work of a tough, loving mind."
--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

"The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power."
--Toni Morrison

"Lyrical and funny, mystical and down-to-earth, Love Medicine entrances."
--Christian Science Monitor

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