James Welch was the author of the novels Winter in the
Blood, Fools Crow, for which he received the Los
Angeles Times Book Prize, an American Book Award, and the
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, The Indian Lawyer,
The Death of Jim Loney, and Killing Custer: The Battle of
the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians. He
attended schools on the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap reservations in
Montana, graduated from the University of Montana, where he studied
writing with the late Richard Hugo, and served on the Montana State
Board of Pardons.
Bestselling author Louise Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and is of German and Turtle Mountain Chippewa descent. Her novels include Love Medicine and The Beet Queen.
"A nearly flawless novel about human life . . . Few books in any
year speak so unanswerably, make their own local terms so
-Reynolds Price, The New York Times Book Review
"For some readers this will be the most significant piece of
Indian writing they have yet encountered; for others it will simply
be a brilliant novel."
-The New Republic "An unnervingly beautiful book."
-Roger Sale, The New York Review of Books