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June 12, 2009
Washington, DC

Today?s sneak peek is at poet and novelist Louise Erdrich who joins The Big Read with Love Medicine, her first novel published in 1984. In a 2009 interview, excerpted in the soon-to-be-released Reader?s Guide, Erdrich told the NEA, ?The Big Read is a huge opportunity for people to look further into the existence of Native American people . . . . .If anything, I just hope someone goes and opens up another book by another native writer after this.?

Here are a few suggestions for further reading, also courtesy of the Reader's Guide:
Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
Perma Red by Deborah Magpie Earling
How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems by Joy Harjo
Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

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