Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

I have been an Erdrich fan for a long time, and her new novel did not disappoint. Loosely based on the history of a North Dakota farm family slaughter, this novel is both mystery and family saga. Central to the story is Eveline Harp, the daughter of an Indian mother and a white school teacher. Every event in her present day life is set against the fantastic stories told by her grandfather, Mooshum Milk, who was involved in the 1911 crime.

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