The Plague of Doves


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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. A ghost lives in her creaky old house.


"One can only Erdrich's amazing ability to do what so few of us can - shape words into phrases and sentences of incomparable beauty that, then, pour forth a mesmerizing story."--USA Today
"Erdrich has demonstrated a rare ability to create vibrant, wholly original characters and to describe nature in a prose so lyrical it becomes poetry. 'The Plague of Doves' is proof that she has yet to exhaust her powerful magic."--Hartford Courant
"The stories told by [Erdrich's] characters offer pleasures of language, of humor, of sheer narrative momentum, that shine even in the darkest moments of the book."--Boston Globe
"Erdrich deftly weaves past and present, and her literary territory is as intricate as Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County."--MORE Magazine
"An intricate tale of heartbreak and humor...wondrous novel...What marks these what has always set Erdrich apart and made her work seem miraculous: the jostling of pathos and comedy...Sit down and listen carefully."--Washington Post Book World
"To read Louise Erdrich's thunderous new novel is to leap headlong into the fiery imagination of a master storyteller...a rich, colorful mosaic of tales that twist and turn for decades..."--Miami Herald
"A lush, multilayered book...The magic lies in the details of Erdrich's ever-replenishing mythology."--Kirkus Reviews
"Erdrich's latest so natural you forget there's a writer behind it...Instantly gripping..."--Marie Claire
"[Erdrich's] accomplishment in these pages is Tolstoy-like: to render human particularity so meticulously and with such fierce passion as to convey the great, glittering movement of time."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Wholly felt and exquisitely rendered tales of memory and intricate tapestry that deeply satisfies the mind, the heart, and the spirit."--Pam Houston, O, The Oprah Magazine
"Erdrich is in top form here..."--Time Out New York
"Louise Erdrich's imaginative freedom has reached its zenith--The Plague of Doves is her dazzling masterpiece."--Philip Roth
"Mesmerizing... Erdrich ...communicate[s] the complexity and the mystery of human relationships."--Booklist (starred review)
"A multigenerational tour de force of sin, redemption, murder and vengeance"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Writing in prose that combines the magical sleight of hand of Gabriel García Márquez with the earthy, American rhythms of Faulkner...[Ms. Erdrich] has written what is arguably her most ambitious--and in many ways, her most deeply affecting--work yet."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
" once mythic and down-to-earth...beautiful, funny, moving, and unexpected."--Elle