view counter

Louise Erdrich

Location

2115 W 21st Street
Mpls., MN 55405
United States
Louise-Erdrich.jpg

Erdrich was born, the eldest of seven children, to Ralph and Rita Erdrich in Little Falls, Minnesota. Her father was German-American while her mother was French and Anishinabe. Her grandfather, Patrick Gourneau, served as a tribal chairman for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota where her parents taught at the Bureau of Indian Affairs school. She attended Dartmouth College in 1972-1976, gaining an AB degree and meeting her future husband, the Modoc anthropologist and writer Michael Dorris, then director of the college’s Native American Studies program. Subsequently, Erdrich worked in a wide variety of jobs, including as a lifeguard, waitress, poetry teacher at prisons, and construction flag signaller. She also became an editor for The Circle, a newspaper produced by and for the urban Native population in Boston. Erdrich graduated with her Master of Arts degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1979.
Information derived from Wikipedia.

Contact Phone Number: 
612.374.4023
Contact E-mail:: 
info@birchbarkbooks.com
embeded_video: 
Display Location Information?: 
Yes

Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

Erdrich and Dorris currently share great success as a literary couple with their unique collaborative relationship. The editors have selected 25 interviews for this volume of the Literary Conversations series; together, the interviewers reveal some of the sources of the magic found in the fiction of these two fascinating writers.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man.

The Blue Jay's Dance

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

Mothers often cling to single moments, small gestures, and specific memories in order to grasp all that happens in the first blurry year of a baby's life.

The Birchbark House

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich's first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the spirited, 7-year-old Ojibwa girl Omakayas, or Little Frog, so named because her first step was a hop.

Original Fire: Selected and New Poems

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
In this important new collection, her first in fourteen years, award-winning Native American author Louise Erdrich has selected poems from her two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and has added nineteen new poems to compose Original Fire.

Baptism of Desire: Poems

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
A second book of poetry by Native American Louise Erdich, author of the bestselling and award winning novels Love Medicine, The Beet Queen and Tracks. Baptisim by blood, water, or desire is necessary for salvation in Roman Catholic tradition, and baptism of desire in the term used for the leap of trust by which a sincere believer can experience spiritual regeneration.

Tracks

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
Set in North Dakota at a time in this century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance--yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender.

Love Medicine: A Novel (PS)

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families -- the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multigenerational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and the healing power that is love medicine. This P.S.

The Beet Queen

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota.

Four Souls

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
After taking her mother's name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange, compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She seeks restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her reservation. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of my Ancestors

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

For more than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought, deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today's finest writers. Her nonfiction is equally eloquent, and this lovely memoir offers a vivid glimpse of the landscape, the people, and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical, elemental force.

The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.)

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich's The Master Butchers Singing Club is a powerfully told story of love, death, redemption, and resurrection. After German soldier Fidelis Waldvogel returns home from World War I to marry his best friend's pregnant widow, he packs up his father's butcher knives and sets sail for America.

The Antelope Wife

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
One of America's most celebrated authors offers a powerful story suffused with a Native American sense of magic. Originally an important hunting ground for the Ojibway, the city of Minneapolis draws from nearby reservations many Native people, people who infuse the city with a strong and ongoing Native presence as well as a potent indigenous past.

Tales of Burning Love

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man.

Grandmother's Pigeon

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
The mystical and the natural blend superbly in this first children's book by the accomplished literary novelist Louise Erdrich.

Bingo Palace

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
At the crossroads of his life, Lipsha Morrissey is summoned by his grandmother to return to the reservation. There, he falls in love for the very first time—with the beautiful Shawnee Ray, who's already considering a marriage proposal from Lipsha's wealthy entrepreneurial boss, Lyman Lamartine.

The Game of Silence

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior.It is 1850, and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest and feast, and move to their cozy cedar log cabins near the town of LaPointe before the first snows.

The Painted Drum: A Novel

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts. After all, the family descends from an Indian agent who worked on the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that is home to her mother's family.