The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
A Novel

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The Plague of Doves confirms her reputation as a writer able to combine the apocalyptic with the mundane in a world whose inhabitants are set loose to roam the heavens in spirit but are ballasted always by their defiantly human bodies.
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A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose—is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation.

Though generations have passed, the town of Pluto continues to be haunted by the murder of a farm family. Evelina Harp—part Ojibwe, part white—is an ambitious young girl whose grandfather, a repository of family and tribal history, harbors knowledge of the violent past. And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth.

Bestselling author Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long.

 

About Louise Erdrich

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Louise Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and is the author of many bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. She lives in Minnesota with her family, where she runs an independent bookstore, The Birchbark House. You can visit her online at www.readlouiseerdrich.com and www.birchbarkbooks.com.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 357 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Lara Feigel on May 18 2008

The Plague of Doves confirms her reputation as a writer able to combine the apocalyptic with the mundane in a world whose inhabitants are set loose to roam the heavens in spirit but are ballasted always by their defiantly human bodies.

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Reviewed by Lara Feigel on May 17 2008

The Plague of Doves confirms her reputation as a writer able to combine the apocalyptic with the mundane in a world whose inhabitants are set loose to roam the heavens in spirit but are ballasted always by their defiantly human bodies.

Read Full Review of The Plague of Doves: A Novel | See more reviews from Guardian

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