The Big Read Blog (Archive)


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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