I’ve enjoyed Erdrich’s books ever since The Beet Queen in 1986. I read Love Medicine, her first and most famous book later – like only a few years ago – and I’m a fan – usually. Not every one of her books lives up to the wonder of Love Medicine.
With Love Medicine and its group of related books, Erdrich created a community in northern North Dakota on and near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in a way similar to Faulkner’s community in Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi. The other books *mostly* all have something, in some way, to do with the families and others who live on the Reservation. The Master Butcher’s Singing Club takes place in a small town just south of the Reservation and there is a character named Cyprian Lazarre there – >>>>MORE>>>>