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The Plague of Doves

The Plague of Doves

(2008)
A novel by

 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Louise Erdrich's mesmerizing new novel, her first in almost three years, centers on a compelling mystery. The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation. The descendants of Ojibwe and white intermarry, their lives intertwine; only the youngest generation, of mixed blood, remains unaware of the role the past continues to play in their lives.

Evelina Harp is a witty, ambitious young girl, part Ojibwe, part white, who is prone to falling hopelessly in love. Mooshum, Evelina's grandfather, is a seductive storyteller, a repository of family and tribal history with an all-too-intimate knowledge of the violent past. Nobody understands the weight of historical injustice better than Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, a thoughtful mixed blood who witnesses the lives of those who appear before him, and whose own love life reflects the entire history of the territory. In distinct and winning voices, Erdrich's narrators unravel the stories of different generations and families in this corner of North Dakota. Bound by love, torn by history, the two communities' collective stories finally come together in a wrenching truth revealed in the novel's final pages.

The Plague of Doves is one of the major achievements of Louise Erdrich's considerable oeuvre, a quintessentially American story and the most complex and original of her books.

 
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Used availability for Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-051512-0 / 978-0-06-051512-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Plague of Doves: Deluxe Modern Classic
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-227773-1 / 978-0-06-227773-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Plague of Doves: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-051513-9 / 978-0-06-051513-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-00-727076-3 / 978-0-00-727076-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Plague of Doves: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-156275-0 / 978-0-06-156275-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 1-60751-207-6 / 978-1-60751-207-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

May 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-178024-3 / 978-0-06-178024-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Plague of Doves: A Novel
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-155604-1 / 978-0-06-155604-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

May 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

2000 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 1-4361-0722-9 / 978-1-4361-0722-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2000 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Plague of Doves
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 1-4361-0725-3 / 978-1-4361-0725-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Plague of Doves: Deluxe Modern Classic
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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