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Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country

(2003)
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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 glimpse of the landscape, the people, and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical, elemental force.

In a small boat like those her Native American ancestors have used for countless generations, she travels to Ojibwe home ground, the islands of Lake of the Woods in southern Ontario. Her only companions are her new baby and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader, on a pilgrimage to the sacred rock paintings their people have venerated for centuries as mystical "teaching and dream guides," and where even today Ojibwe leave offerings of tobacco in token of their power. With these paintings as backdrop, Erdrich summons to life the Ojibwe's spirits and songs, their language and sorrows, and the tales that are in their blood, echoing through her own family's very contemporary American lives and shaping her vision of the wider world. Thoughtful, moving, and wonderfully well observed, her meditation evokes ancient wisdom, modern ways, and the universal human concerns we all share.

"This book is a treasure and a delight."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (National Geographic Directions)
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-7922-5719-7 / 978-0-7922-5719-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: National Geographic
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2003 : USA Hardback

Title: Books and islands in Ojibwe country
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-7933-5719-5 / 978-0-7933-5719-2 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-230996-X / 978-0-06-230996-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of my Ancestors (Literary Travel)
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-7922-5373-6 / 978-0-7922-5373-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: National Geographic
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March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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