Book Discussion Group
A Celebration of Reading!
Read each selection & join staff members Michele Reinhart for a spirited discussion!
Last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Conference Room:
December 29: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
On December 21, 1882, President Chester A. Arthur issued an executive order establishing a reservation in the Dakota Territory for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas.
The daughter of a German-American father and a French-Ojibwe mother, Louise Erdrich has used the reservation lands and the surrounding areas of north central North Dakota as the setting for the majority of her novels, beginning in 1984 with Love Medicine. Later novels, including The Beet Queen (1986), Tracks (1988), The Bingo Palace (1994), Tales of Burning Love (1996), The Antelope Wife (1998), The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (2001), The Master Butchers Singing Club (2003), Four Souls (2004), The Painted Drum (2005), and The Plague of Doves (2008), revisit the Dakotas and follow many of the same characters from the present day deep into the past.
In The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Erdrich tells the story of Father Damien Modeste, a Catholic priest who has served the Ojibwe reservation of Little No Horse for nearly a century. When young Father Jude Miller arrives from the Vatican to investigate a series of miracles attributed to a local nun, the late Sister Leopolda, he uncovers mysteries decades in the making.
Expertly weaving the past with the present, and following the patterns of Nanapush, Kashpaw, Pillager, and Morrisey familiar from her previous novels, Louise Erdrich has created another beautiful tapestry of Native American life among the Chippewa.
Please check our online catalog for available copies of the book and join us for our discussion on the December 29.
- January 26: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
- February 23: The Love Wife by Gish Jen
- March 30: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
- April 27: Pearl by Mary Gordon
- May 25: Train by Pete Dexter
Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.