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The Painted Drum From The Author Of The National Book Award Winner The Round House, Louise Erdrich S Breathtaking, Lyrical Novel Of A Priceless Ojibwe Artifact And The Effect It Has Had On Those Who Have Come Into Contact With It Over The Years Haunted And Haunting With Fearlessness And Humility, In A Narrative That Flows Artfully Than Ever Between Destruction And Rebirth, Erdrich Has Opened Herself To Possibilities Beyond What We Merely See To The Dead Alive And Busy, To The Breath Of Trees And The Souls Of Wolves And Inspires Readers To Open Their Hearts To These Mysteries As Well Washington Post Book WorldWhile Appraising The Estate Of A New Hampshire Family Descended From A North Dakota Indian Agent, Faye Travers Is Startled To Discover A Rare Moose Skin And Cedar Drum Fashioned Long Ago By An Ojibwe Artisan And So Begins An Illuminating Journey Both Backward And Forward In Time, Following The Strange Passage Of A Powerful Yet Delicate Instrument, And Revealing The Extraordinary Lives It Has Touched And Defined.Compelling And Unforgettable, Louise Erdrich S Painted Drum Explores The Often Fraught Relationship Between Mothers And Daughters, The Strength Of Family, And The Intricate Rhythms Of Grief With All The Grace, Wit, And Startling Beauty That Characterizes This Acclaimed Author S Finest Work.


About the Author: Louise Erdrich

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Author Biography

Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, before becoming a writer She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony After she was named writer in residence at Dartmouth, she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several children, some of them adopted She and Michael became a picture book husband and wife writing team, though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel, The Crown of Columbus 1991.

The Antelope Wife was published in 1998, not long after her separation from Michael and his subsequent suicide Some reviewers believed they saw in The Antelope Wife the anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled, but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real life events.

She is the author of four previous bestselling andaward winning novels, including Love Medicine The Beet Queen Tracks and The Bingo Palace She also has written two collections of poetry, Jacklight, and Baptism of Desire. Her fiction has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle 1984 and The Los Angeles Times 1985 , and has been translated into fourteen languages

Several of her short stories have been selected for O Henry awards and for inclusion in the annual Best American Short Story anthologies The Blue Jay s Dance, a memoir of motherhood, was her first nonfiction work, and her children s book, Grandmother s Pigeon, has been published by Hyperion Press She lives in Minnesota with her children, who help her run a small independent bookstore called The Birchbark.



10 thoughts on “The Painted Drum

  1. says:

    This is a gripping, moving tale about Erdrich s usual raft of multi generational Native Americans The story begins in present day New Hampshire when Faye Travers, an estate valuator, comes across the drum of the title, a large, ceremonial Native American artifact, and determines to return it to its rightful owners not the owner of the estate she


  2. says:

    As always, Louise Erdrich tells a fascinating story, related to the Ojibwe Native American tribe I loved this story about how people all over the continent are connected together by a drum, and how this drum helps heal those who have suffered great loss There are many recurring themes in this story, and the mother daughter theme is the one that stood out


  3. says:

    How does one even begin to review the writing of Louise Erdrich Her words resonate with ancient mysteries and intricate complexities which draw me into her characters lives time and time again This novel is no exception.In The Painted Drum we follow the story through the eyes of different people.Faye Travers risks her moral rectitude and her career as an Estates


  4. says:

    You know, I think I m just going to give up on Louise Erdrich I liked The Master Butcher s Singing Club, and was okay with The Beet Queen and with parts of The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse But with each of her books, it s a chore for me to read It takes weeks, if longer occasionally I pick them up and put them down Sometimes, I m rew


  5. says:

    When I stopped reading last night with just 30 or so pages to go, my eyelids refusing to stay open a moment longer, I thought this was divided into three parts I thought how fitting the story of the drum s reappearance, the story of the drum s creation, the story of the drum s power So I was surprised this morning to find a Part Four I had, perhaps erroneously, believed that the t


  6. says:

    The best thing about this book is the author s sense of humor I almost choked on my coffee a few times when she came up with unexpected bits of funny Her scene with Kit Tantro and the Winnebagos was really charming and laugh out loud funny What I didn t like was the abrupt change in time, location and character For a simple book one had to be paying attention to not be saying, who is John


  7. says:

    Life will break you Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning You have to love You have to feel It is the reason you are here on earth You are here to risk your heart You are here to be swallowed up And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree


  8. says:

    Initially I was enchanted with The Painted Drum I found the first character s musing interesting and the language in places was stunning She described the eyes of a character as peach colored granite with specs of angry mica I was also intrigued by the theme of life and death, the presence of the dead in the lives of the living, particularly as influenced by Ojibwe thought.But I was ultimately disappointed


  9. says:

    I was falling asleep last night when I realized what a deft and meaningful thing Erdrich does in this book By anchoring the book s beginning and end in the experience of Faye, a white woman by culture, even if her bloodline does contain Ojibwe ancestors Erdrich demonstrates how it s possible to love nature deeply, to revere the silence of open spaces, to believe in spirits and the agency of the dead all without appr


  10. says:

    I m sad to have finished this extraordinary book It is a lyrically written story of a drum as it travels through generations We learn how it came to be made, how it was separated from its original maker, and how it carries the love and heartbreak of the Ojibwe people and ultimately resurfaces to heal all who come into contact with it.It is equal parts haunting and exquisite a marriage I am always looking for in a novel.


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