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Published by National Geographic in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Erdrich, Louise,
  • Ojibwa Indians,
  • Lake of the Woods,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLouise Erdrich.
GenreBiography.
SeriesNational Geographic directions
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE99.C6 E63 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p. :
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3684502M
ISBN 100792257197
LC Control Number2003045906

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  Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is the story of Louise Erdrich’s trip from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Lake of the Woods. The book is a personal narrative as she explores the region in which her ancestors lived, loved, and died as well as a trip of personal growth, learning, and connecting to the land and waters.   Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (Book): Erdrich, Louise. Books & Islands In Ojibwe Country by Erdrich, Louise (ebook) Books & Islands In Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of my Ancestors by Louise Erdrich. For more than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought, deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today's finest writers. Her nonfiction is equally eloquent, and this lovely memoir offers a vivid . In Books & Islands in Ojibwe Country Erdrich compellingly writes about the Ojibwe spirits and songs, language, and sorrows that have passed down through generations.