NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1984). The third printing of her first novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Award for Best Novel of the Year. Critical acclaim for this novel was instantaneous and unanimous, and it was reprinted several times quickly. Love Medicine was the first in an ongoing sequence of novels, each of which has been well-received, and each has had a larger first printing than the last: Erdrich has come to be one of the most commercially successful literary authors writing in America today. As with the best Native American writing, Erdrich's writing is infused with a rich sense of myth derived from American Indian traditions, even as it uses the Western forms of poetry and the novel to contain and shape the images. Inscribed by the author to another Native American poet in 1985. Recipient's handmade bookplate on flyleaf and notes in text. Near fine, with clipped portions of the dust jacket affixed to the boards. [#025459] $80
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