Louise Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and is of German-American and Chippewa descent. Her books include The Beet Queen, Love Medicine, Tracks, The Bingo Palace, The Blue Jays Dance and Tales of Burning Love.
"A fiercely imagined tale of love and loss, a story that manages to transform tragedy into comic redemption, sorrow into heroic survival." New York Times "This is realism at its most magical, in a novel as satisfying as any Erdrich has written." Kirkus "Richly cadenced, deeply textured, Erdrich's writing has the lustre and sheen of poetry." Los Angeles Times "[An] extraordinary new offering of history, lore, obsession, loss, and love. Beautifully, extravagantly, in narrative fragments that mix metaphor and story, Erdrich creates a seemingly haphazard, totally absorbing series of oblique snapshots of these characters." San Francisco Chronicle