Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Your Call 050808 Author Louise Erdrich

How does a novel mixed with history, magic and mystery get stitched together? On the next Your Call, Rose Aguilar speaks with Louise Erdrich about her latest novel The Plague of Doves which unravels the lynching of three innocent Native Americans after a farming family is brutally murdered. Her novel is based on similar events that occurred in 1897. The perpetrators and the victims of the crime end up intermarrying. Pieces of history are woven throughout her novel. Erdrich's stories focus on native communities in North Dakota similar to her own growing up. Why are these stories important to write? Have you read Erdrich's previous novels or poetry? Join us. It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Renowned author Louise Erdrich

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