The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008

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Harper Perennial
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the award-winning author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.


"A wondrous short story writer...A master tuner of the taut emotions that keen between parent and child, man and woman, brother and sister, man and beast." -- New York Times Book Review

"Erdrich is one of our major writers...and this volume is a good demonstration of her compelling stylistic innovations, not to mention her literary cunning." -- Washington Post Book World

"Erdrich's stories don't grow old. They grow more astonishing for how fresh they still feel. . . . You only have to read the first story . . . to get a whiff of authorial wizardry." -- Chicago Tribune

"Culled from 30 years as one of America's most distinctive fictional voices . . . 36 affecting and inventive stories that dance around the Faulknerian world she's created. . . . Within these stories there exist Erdrich's poetic sentences and humane sensibility--and always another surprise on the next page." -- Boston Sunday Globe

"These tales, like the shining car in the title story, have a velocity all their own." -- O magazine

"Louise Erdrich is an immensely satisfying storyteller... She finds grace in action, using the gentlest of language." -- Los Angeles Times

"Erdrich can sketch a novel's worth of character and incident in just a few pages." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Compiled from 30 years of work, spanning an enormous variety of registers . . . The Red Convertible reveals Erdrich to be one of America's finest writers of short fiction." -- Dallas Morning News

"Erdrich's characters are unforgettable... Grade: A." -- Rocky Mountain News

"A collection of brave and inventive stories." -- Ms. magazine