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Love Medicine

Love Medicine

by Louise Erdrich

To be mixed blood is great for a writer. I have one foot on tribal lands and one foot in ordinary middle-class life.


If you want to read books that have influenced Erdrich, you might enjoy:
  • Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, 1989
  • Naguib Mahfouz's The Harafish, 1977
  • Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge, 1965
  • Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1885
If you want to read more literature about Native American life, you might enjoy:
  • Sherman Alexie's Ten Little Indians, 2003
  • Deborah Magpie Earling's Perma Red, 2002
  • Joy Harjo's How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, 2002
  • Linda Hogan's Mean Spirit, 1990
  • Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, 1977
  • James Welch's Winter in the Blood, 1974
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