A novel-in-stories about passion, family, and the importance of cultural identity, Love Medicine examines the struggle to balance Native American tradition with the modern world. Using an eclectic range of comic and tragic voices, Louise Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of two Chippewa families living in North Dakota. This modern classic is an often sad, sometimes funny look at the ways family and tradition bind us together.
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Louise Erdrich (Photo by Persia Erdrich, courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers)
Gary Raven of the Ojibwa First Nation in Hollow Water, Manitoba, Canada, harvesting cat tail root, a traditional medicine. (Photo by Peter Essick/Aurora/Getty Images)
Louise Erdrich (Photo courtesy HarperCollins Publishers)