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The Sentence
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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willaful
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(I love this Italian cover. It's so thoroughly wrong.)

Is Litsy turning me into a person who can understand literary fiction? Or has literary fiction just changed for the better? This is complex yet also so readable. Tookie is one of those unforgettably real narrators, and the old and new traumas she processes as she struggles through 2020 are infinitely resonant.

#BS July

Ruthiella I wonder if your perception of lit fic is maybe too narrow. At least to me, it doesn‘t mean difficult, lyrical, experimental, etc. It‘s any book that doesn‘t otherwise fit into a specific genre. 7d
Tamra One of my favorite audio books! 7d
willaful @Ruthiella That could certainly be. You don't draw a distinction between literary fiction and general novels? 7d
Ruthiella @willaful Not if the only distinction is “lyrical writing” or whatever. 😂 I personally don‘t particularly like either Jodi Picoult or Johnathan Franzen but in my book, they are both literary fiction. (edited) 6d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6d
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Cortg
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I‘ve been wanting to read Louise Erdrich for a while now and I went into this blind. It took a bit to sort out who/what the story was about but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. Might be worth a reread in 10-20 years to relive 2019/2020. I currently have 2 books going with ghosts involved in the plot which is quite unusual for me 👻

Tamra I‘m ready for a reread of this one! 3mo
Cortg @Tamra Go for it! It‘s def a reread-able book! 3mo
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BarbaraJean
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The first sentence of the book blurb hooked me immediately: “A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store‘s most annoying customer.” But this wasn‘t at all what I expected—I‘m not sure why I thought it would be cozy and lighthearted (bookstore ghost story!). Somehow I didn‘t pick up on the setting/timing and the difficult topics that would of course entail. But my expectations aside…⬇️

BarbaraJean (Cont‘d) …the thoughtfulness and depth here was beautiful. I appreciated the view this novel gave me into Native American culture and its intersections with movements for racial justice during pandemic-times. And yet, all of the above was almost just a backdrop to this rich, beautifully-written, character-driven narrative that not only refers to but demonstrates the power of the written word. ⬇️ (edited) 4mo
BarbaraJean (Cont‘d) The relationships and the complexity of personalities here will definitely stay with me. Thank you to @monalyisha for another great title from your #AuldLangSpine list! 4mo
monalyisha You‘re welcome! I‘m so glad this worked for you. I read it independently but it was a selection for my library‘s book club and I know there were at least a few patrons who *hated* it. Clearly, I felt differently. I need to make it a more present goal to read more of her work. 4mo
BarbaraJean @monalyisha I can definitely see how this isn't to everyone's taste (especially if they get the erroneous idea of “cozy bookstore ghost story“ as I initially did!). And I wonder if for many, it's still too close to the events of 2020. This isn't a “lovable“ book—Tookie is a complicated character and this was challenging at times. But it's so, so good. Erdrich is an amazing writer and I want to read more from her as well. 4mo
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monalyisha
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I‘m realizing that these reading brackets will serve as a sneak preview for the lists people will end up receiving for #AuldLangSpine. That being said, there are definitely some books on mine that *won‘t* appear on my Best Of list — and some books that *will* appear that are missing from the bracket!

The Sentence is my (hands-down) choice for November.

#ReadingBracket2023 #2023ReadingBracket

Tamra I loved it! 7mo
peanutnine So true! Sometimes you have more than one really great book in one month and other months have mostly duds 7mo
TheKidUpstairs I 100% went out and bought Saltus after your review earlier this year. (Haven't read it yet, because I am a horrible magpie distracted by shiny things, but it's still on top of my TBR pile!) 7mo
Sapphire I agree, that some will but this year I had months with many great books and choosing the best was hard, I lament some titles that didn‘t make it into my bracket and then there was late summer that was all brain candy and my best for the month would NEVER make it on my top of the year reads. Brackets are fun but it‘s different 7mo
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My first Erdrich novel. I really enjoyed it. I don‘t mind books that mention the pandemic since it‘s such an important moment in history. Not to mention the impact it has on minority communities & their experiences with the medical community. I always continue to appreciate insights of communities that I know little about. I was a little unsure of the story at first but after a few chapters I flew through the book. #bookspin

Tamra I loved this and Erdrich can be hit and miss. This one and Last Report are favorites. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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monalyisha
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I didn‘t review this book right after finishing it, which I always regret…but I regret it even more this time because The Sentence was FABULOUS & I should be doing it justice! The first chapter almost feels like it belongs to a different book (which is a pointed statement about how people change & how they stay the same); if you‘re not feeling it, keep reading. The writing knocked my socks off. First Erdrich for me and it won‘t be the last! 🤩

monalyisha I also desperately want to visit the bookstore featured in the novel (which Erdrich owns & fictionalizes — how much is anyone‘s guess!): https://birchbarkbooks.com/pages/our-story 8mo
Tamra Isn‘t it wonderful?! So distinctive. Her bookshop is lovely - small with a curated selection of Native American authors. (edited) 8mo
monalyisha @Tamra I need to see that Confessional! 8mo
TheKidUpstairs Loved this one, it was one of my favourites last year. 8mo
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Tamra
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A rare B&N shop today! I had to have a paper copy of The Sentence to reread because I enjoyed the audio so much. I read the Forster so long ago I remember nothing and realized it wasn‘t on my shelves to revisit. (Culls happen. 😏) Ceremony has been TBR for quite awhile and Flatlands was an impulse buy, but seems promising. 🤞🏾

Ruthiella Nice! Keeping the book economy moving! 8mo
Tamra @Ruthiella 😊 I like the way you think. 8mo
Leftcoastzen Love your Red Wing! 8mo
jlhammar Fun! Flatlands sounds good - I'd not heard of that one before. 8mo
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monalyisha
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“When it turned really cold, I caught the disease of unfixed dread.”

Tamra Loved this book! 9mo
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monalyisha
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“Five days after Flora died, she was still coming to the bookstore. I‘m not…strictly rational. How could I be? I sell books. Still, I found the truth of this hard to accept.”

Readergrrl One of my favorite places! 9mo
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CuriousG
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It's a coffee and candles kind of reading morning here. Not up to much new stuff today, so just rereading sections of The Sentence.

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CuriousG
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I can't put in words how much I loved this. At one point my husband asked me what it was about and I said, "Prison; a bookstore; Covid-19; ghosts; Indigenous communities; and George Floyd." Then he laughed because he thought I was just saying random words to mock him. ? Now I'll add trauma/inner demons; systemic oppression; necessary uprisings; balancing harm with benefit; friends/family; shame/regret; and reckoning, to the list. Masterful.

SamAnne Okay, I‘m moving this up,higher on my TBR. Been trying to get to this one for awhile. 9mo
CuriousG @SamAnne it sat on my shelf since the day the paperback version was released. I knew it would be good but just didn't get around to it until now. One of my god-daughters is in an Indigenous Literature course in high-school so I thought I'd read some Erdrich to discuss with her (I've read the whole reading list for her course already.) The course is Canadian authors only but Louise Erdrich is brilliant, so I'm bringing her to all the kids I know. 9mo
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CuriousG
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Was camping this weekend and the book sleeve that I got from @ShelleyBooksie during #HHS22 is the perfect way to prevent my book from being a total dirty mess when I have to set it down, and also have those spooky fall vibes. That being said, I use this year round. Lol

Clwojick Such a stunning pattern! 🖤 10mo
CuriousG @Clwojick Right?! I love it 10mo
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CuriousG
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National Truth & Reconciliation Day and although I forgot to bring among 21 Things You Didn't Know About The Indian Act, which I was going to spend the day rereading, I did at least remember to bring a few other books by Indigenous authors. Thought this one has been sitting on my shelf long enough - time to start it!

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Donna1980
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This is not what I expected at all but I‘m liking it. Strange, enchanting and funny, is one of the reviews and I think it‘s a good fit for this book!

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cottagelantern
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3 stars ⭐️
I picked up this book at an independent bookstore in St. Paul after visiting my grad school. I'd heard about it online, but decided to get it after reading that it takes place at a bookstore in the Twin Cities. It's not the type of story I'd normally read, but I learned a lot about Minnesota and the Native American population there, which I was unaware of. Not unusual in modern books was the weak plot and unnecessary crass.

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Goleemn
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Mehso-so

I struggle with how to rate this book. It takes place at a bookstore in Minneapolis around the time of pandemic/George Floyd, so I am familiar with all places and events. I like the characters. I didn‘t hate the plot, but I kept waiting for “more.” Exactly more what, I‘m not sure. It wasn‘t really a mystery, nor was it just fiction. Unsatisfying? Meh? Okay? None of these seem to fit. I‘ll go with so-so head-scratcher.

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IuliaC
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Mehso-so

I very much enjoyed the Native American backdrop and details, the bits of humor, the references to authors and books, the bookstore setting, but oh my, how boring most of this book was!
The almost chronicle of the 2020 pandemic and protests was completely disconnected from the storyline of the haunted bookstore and haunting past of Tookie and seemed to serve just to fill in the pages...

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CatMS
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Nicky and I are getting ready to begin my first Louise Erdrich book.

Have to confess this book didn‘t hold my attention as much as I hoped it would. Unlikely that I will read another Louise Erdrich book unless someone highly recommends one to me.

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BooksNBowls
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When I first started this book I wasn‘t sure I was going to like it, the writing took some getting used to, and she surprised me with where she took the story. But halfway through I couldn‘t put it down! Louise covers a wide range of topics, specifically from 2020, and I‘m glad I waited until 2023 to read it. 3.5/5 stars #12bookchallenge

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Susanita
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“Small bookstores have the #romance of doomed intimate spaces about to be erased by unfettered capitalism.” #inquotes

Eggs 🖤💛❤️💚💙 1y
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Areader2
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This was a wonderful written story,it‘s hard to review because it was about a lot of things.Tookie she‘s a complicated Native American woman who went through a lot, and her story brings to light many other things in the book, it‘s about books, being a Native American person in today‘s society,life and death, ghosts,Covid,the George Floyd and the riots.Louise herself makes a cameo in the book, I really enjoyed it.

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NovelNancyM
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I enjoyed the plot of The Sentence more than The Night Watchman. In both books, however, the writing is beautiful and amazing! I loved the character of Pollux the most I think. I have been to the author's bookstore Birchback Books in Minneapolis, so it was fun imagining the store in my mind since many of the scenes take place there.

Susanita ❤️Pollux 1y
Ruthiella So cool you actually have been to the bookstore! 👍 1y
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BiblioLitten
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Finishing off my lazy weekend with a quick visit to the library and jumping right into a bookstore in this Litsy-recommended book. The beginning is a bit abrupt but I have high hopes for the writing. 📚🫖☕️ #currentread

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youneverarrived
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There‘s no denying Erdrich writes well but there‘s something about her books where I always feel like I‘m distant; I never feel fully immersed in them. There were elements I really liked in this; the characters, the development, the setting and all the book talk. I enjoyed it but can‘t say I loved it so a low pick. I preferred The Night Watchman. #authoramonth

squirrelbrain Great review! I preferred this one to the Night Watchman though. 1y
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain it seems to be the more well loved book 1y
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Caryl
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Louise Erdrich is brilliant. I knew that, but this book surprised me in so many wonderful ways. Tookie will stay with me. (And I just have to say how much I enjoyed the author‘s cameo in her own book!)

#AuthorAMonth

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Susanita
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This book has interesting characters, a compelling storyline, some magical realism, and a 7-page booklist that will make your TBR cry. Tookie is a bookseller in Minneapolis and the main character. I can‘t do justice to the plot, but one significant aspect is a former customer who ends up haunting Tookie. Another major event is George Floyd‘s murder and the subsequent protests, which we see from a close view. Not to mention COVID. #authoramonth

Soubhiville I really loved all the book references in here! 1y
vlwelser Yes. ❤ 1y
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dariazeoli
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I think I started off the year well! I definitely didn‘t stick to my planned TBR for the month, but I finished 2 #AuldLangSpine picks, one for #AuthorAMonth, and 3 off my owned TBR.

I will say, I‘m struggling to get into Harlem Shuffle. Whitehead is very hit or miss for me… might he be the year‘s first DNF? 🤔

#januaryrecap #januarywrapup

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erzascarletbookgasm
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There‘s so much more to this book than about a formerly incarcerated indie bookseller who is haunted by a ghost in the bookstore. Many ‘heavy‘ topics are layered within. It‘s also a story about survival, community & second chances. I enjoyed the references to other works of literature; Tookie is a memorable character; & it‘s delightful to note that Birchbark Books is an actual store, owned by the author. My first L. Erdrich novel, and it‘s great.

Soubhiville This was really a one of a kind book! 1y
CBee I loved this too!! 1y
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HOTPock3tt
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#Authoramonth This was quite an intriguing book! I went in blind and every time I thought I could grasp what it was about, the subject shifted. And she STILL managed to tie them all together beautifully.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️& 1/2 out of 5.

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Amie
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Excellent writing and beautiful story. Erdrich reads the audiobook herself, which I enjoyed. I failed to realize before reading it that covid is part of the plot and I am not (and may never be) ready to read anything about the covid pandemic.

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CSeydel
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This one felt very different than the other two I‘ve read by her (The Round House, The Night Watchman) although still unmistakably Erdrich. Somehow this one was slower-paced and more diffuse. I still enjoyed it although it wasn‘t quite what I expected - and I still wouldn‘t really know how to describe it if someone asked for a recommendation. #authoramonth

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tjwill
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I love how a haunted bookshop, a modern Native American experience, and the pandemic come together so well in this story. Tookie forms strong friendships as she makes her way through a difficult few years.

#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

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Karkar
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I think this my favorite book so far by Louise Erdrich. I love how timely it is, I love how she put herself in the book. I love that it is in a bookstore.

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CBee
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Thought I would try the #Pantone2023 challenge! @Clwojick #cherrytomato

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AmyG
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And for #authoramonth ….this book (on audio) was wonderful. @Soubhiville

#Pantone2023 @Clwojick

CBee Those lists of books at the back! So many books I need to explore 😊😊😊 1y
BooksNBowls This is one of my next reads. 😊 1y
Soubhiville Glad you liked it! That‘s a good color match for this bright cover. 1y
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AmyG @Soubhiville Thank you! Erdrich was a good choice. 1y
Clwojick Brilliant! Spot on for the colour match. Way to go! 🙌🏻 1y
AmyG @Clwojick Thank you. I am truly having alot of fun here with my inner designer. 1y
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CBee
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How to describe this book? It‘s a book about sentences (not just made of words), about dictionaries, about loads of books (will be going down a rabbit hole with those LISTS!). About ghosts, about confronting the past, about deciding to LIVE. It covers the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, indigenous respect and ritual, love, loss, everything. I LOVED IT. Thank you, @Sapphire 😊 Your list gave me the push to finally read this ♥️

CBee Now for the tags! This counts for #aboutapandemic #booked2023 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae. It‘s my first #AAM read (thanks, @Soubhiville), AND from my #auldlangspine list, @monalyisha ♥️ (edited) 1y
AmyG I just posted this one. Loved it. 1y
CBee @AmyG 📚 👯‍♀️ 😘 1y
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Johanna414 This was sooooo good! 1y
merelybookish Great review! ( I loved it too!) 1y
CBee @merelybookish thank you! It‘s hard to sum it all up in so few words! 1y
CBee @Johanna414 ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle So much love for this book! 1y
Cupcake12 Morning. Just wondering when do I send out the next #LMPCB book? Hope you are well x 1y
jenniferw88 @Cupcake12 When you've finished the book and at the end of the month. @charl08 1y
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Cupcake12 Thank you. Can you tell I‘m a first timer 🤣 1y
charl08 I love Louise Erdrich too. Thanks for the reminder. A family funeral tomorrow so have been distracted- need to pick up the book. 1y
jenniferw88 @charl08 it's ok I'm still reading this month's! 1y
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Currey
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I thought I should read an indigenous author for the US prompt for #ReadingtheAmericas2023 Erdrich is a Chippewa from Minneapolis and owns a bookstore. Our MC works in Louise‘s fictional bookstore and struggles with her own sense of self and with a ghost. The story takes place in the early days of the pandemic when we were all a bit haunted. The sentence of the title is both a grammatical language construct and a time of incarceration.

BarbaraBB Great choice! 1y
Librarybelle Great choice, indeed! 1y
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Jeg
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A gentle story of a book shop, a ghost, the pandemic, love and much more. I loved it. Right book at right time. ❤️.
Thank you @MrsMalaprop . I read it because of your review . Bonus was the large print edition.😊.

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Blaire
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I‘m only on page 100 and already all the other book mentions in this book are giving me TBR overload. The only problem with a book about books is it makes me want to read more books!

Suet624 Haha. Yes! 1y
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😁 1y
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Gissy
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I liked this book but didn‘t love it. I liked the characters, the different stories but it was difficult for me to see the story integrated, as a whole. I saw some parts like forced maybe because the author wanted to mention something about the pandemic situation? I don‘t know, maybe it was me. I was expecting more. But I really enjoyed those passages related with American Indian traditions, beliefs. I took my time to seek more information.

Gissy I liked this UK edition 3.75⭐️
#AuthorAMonth2023 @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo (#4) @TheAromaOfBooks

GR #ATY2023 prompt #3

First book during #JoyousJanuary Readathon @Andrew65
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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MoonWitch94 I felt similarly. I‘m reading something else by this author to see if her other works are better. So many love her; I‘m hoping the next one is better. 1y
BarbaraBB I‘m doing ATY too. Are you reading the prompts from 1 to 52? I did that once but became lazy the next year. Now I read them randomly 1y
Gissy @BarbaraBB Yes, I read them randomly but I try to revise the prompts monthly while I choose my tbr. 1y
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CBee
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I cackled so hard at this line from Tookie: “And think about what time does to your bosom,” I said in a prim voice. “By the time you‘re sixty they‘ll all look like The Scream.” @Sapphire #auldlangspine @monalyisha 😂😂😂😂

Read-y_Picker I've only read one of hers so far but the author seems to have a twisted sense of humour and I am here for it! I laughed so heard at some parts of 1y
CBee @Read-y_Picker this is my first Erdrich and I am seriously here for the humor. I‘m only about 30 pages in and have laughed so much already 😂 1y
Sapphire I own Roundhouse and the Night Watchman and need to get to those, but I think I want to read The Painted Drum next from Erdrich. 1y
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CBee @Sapphire I have The Round House! I believe it‘s (sort of) part of a series? 1y
Megabooks 😂😂😂 1y
Suet624 Ain‘t that the truth. 1y
MoonWitch94 🤣😂🤣 This was a great line! 1y
AmyG Well, she‘s not wrong exactly. 🤣 Wonderful book. 1y
CBee @Soubhiville my first #aam read 😂🤦‍♀️ 1y
CBee Should‘ve tagged you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the #sharreadathon - my current read ♥️ 1y
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dariazeoli
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I‘m watching a swat team in California searching a van after a mass shooting while reading about George Floyd and Philando Castile and hell if this country doesn‘t make me incredibly sad in so many ways.

#AuthorAMonth

IndoorDame 💔 1y
SamAnne ❤️💔 1y
dabbe After posting today's #poetrymatters with the title “A Nation Under Siege“, I pretty much feel the same way.💔 1y
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Amiable SO many ways. 😖🥺 1y
TheBookHippie So so many. Now half moon bay… I‘ve been there a ton in the spring .. 1y
tpixie 🌺🌺🌺 1y
CBee I just finished this book and yep, feeling all the feelings 💔 1y
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litsybookclub
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Please join us today in the discussion of this book. Link for meeting: https://msngr.com/qvufrrvixygp.

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HOTPock3tt I am only halfway through! But LOVING it so far!😍 @Soubhiville 1y
Lcsmcat Thanks for the tag. I‘ve got a previous commitment at 2, but y‘all have a lot to talk about! 1y
Kristin_Reads I loved this one… Erdrich was in the middle of writing this when the pandemic hit, and she chose to weave the events of the pandemic throughout the story. This made it even more interesting to me! Loved the MC. 1y
Julsmarshall I‘m sorry I won‘t be able to join the discussion but I loved this book so much! So compelling, unique and layered. Enjoy your discussion! 1y
Zuhkeeyah I already have something this afternoon. Sorry I won‘t be able to join the discussion. 1y
Amiable I read a different Erdrich book for this month! 😬 1y
SamAnne Oh dang! Just starting this one. 1y
LibrarianRyan Nice. Sorry I'm late to the game. 1y
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MoonWitch94
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I was a bit disappointed in this read. Maybe it is too soon for me to read #PandemicFiction or maybe this one is just not my style. I will read her other works and see how they are, but I just couldn‘t connect to the story very much. But I do enjoy the author‘s writing style. #AuthorAMonth #LouiseErdrich #January

tpixie I felt the same way. Loved the characters and their relationships, but the whole George Floyd, and pandemic storylines could have been left out. She seemed to tackle too many story lines in this book. 1y
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My second book for #authoramonth and so good! (I‘m happy to say that I bought it at an indie book store.) The early pandemic and George Floyd chapters were difficult to get through, but so well handled. Tookie and Pollux stole my heart. A solid pick. @Soubhiville

Tamra I listened the audio and loved it as well, so immersive. I thought Erdrich did a marvelous job writing about both in such a natural, organic way. I intend to get to her bookstore and buy a print copy very soon. 1y
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Zuhkeeyah
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I really liked the wandering language of this book. Sometimes Tookie‘s visions were quite out there, but it all came together to create a sweeping story about heritage, books, and found family. I wish I had properly read the blurb before picking it up though. I was not expecting to relive those early days of the pandemic and the tragic event that sparked the BLM movement.

#authoramonth #sharreadathon @Soubhiville

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Bluebird
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Joining the #authoramonth club to read outside my comfort zone & try new authors. I think this is the first book I‘ve read with an Indigenous female main character. An Indie Bookstore is haunted by the ghost of their most annoying customer. Set in Minneapolis during the Pandemic and the George Floyd murder. Not sure I‘ll read more of her works, but this one gave me lots to think about. @Soubhiville

#52BookClub23 #acontemporarysetting

AshleyHoss820 I read Love Medicine by her (my first) and fell in love with her prose. Even if you don‘t read more from her, I‘m so glad you enjoyed this one! ☺️📚 1y
squirrelbrain Glad you liked it! 1y
Cinfhen I find Erdrich to be a hit or miss for me, but this one had a lot to like. I really liked Love Medicine too and 1y
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Soubhiville I‘m glad you‘re joining us, and that you liked this one. I enjoyed it as well. 🙂 1y
Librarybelle Sounds very interesting! 1y
LaraReads Oh wow! This one sounds really thought provoking! 1y
Bluebird @AshleyHoss820 @Cinfhen I read this one by audio and have since seen several comments that people prefer her work in print instead. So, I may give Love Medicine a try. Thanks! 1y
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“When a baby falls asleep in your arms you are absolved. The purest creature alive has chosen you. There‘s nothing else.” #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️ 1y
NovelNancyM Great photo to tie in with the book!
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Lcsmcat @NovelNancyM @Cathythoughts @Texreader Thanks. He‘s my grandson. 1y
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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My first Louise Erdich book thanks to #AuthorAMonth - I thought it was pretty good. @Soubhiville