The sentence / Louise Erdrich.
- 1 of 10 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 0 of 6 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
17 current holds with 10 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Bagley Public Library||ERD (Text)||33500013493473||New||Checked out||12/10/2021|
|Barnesville Public Library||ERD (Text)||33500013493499||New||Checked out||12/10/2021|
|Crookston Public Library||ERD (Text)||33500013493507||New||Checked out||12/10/2021|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||ERD (Text)||33500013493515||New||Checked out||12/14/2021|
|Halstad LINK Site||ERD (Text)||33500013493523||New||Checked out||12/10/2021|
|Moorhead Public Library||ERD (Text)||33500013493481||New||Checked out||12/08/2021|
|Godel Memorial-Warren Library||ERD (Text)||35500006524589||New||Available||-|
|Greenbush Public Library||ERD (Text)||35500006524597||New||In transit||-|
|Karlstad LINK Site||ERD (Text)||35500006524571||New||In process||-|
|Warroad Public Library||ERD (Text)||35500006524563||New||In transit||-|
- ISBN: 006267112X
- ISBN: 9780062671127
- Physical Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2021
A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
*Starred Review* The many-hued, finely patterned weave of Erdrich's funny, evocative, painful, and redemptive ghost story includes strands of autobiography and even cameo appearances. The haunting occurs at Erdrich's actual Minneapolis bookstore, Birchbark Books. The unhappy spirit is that of a former customer, Flora, who irritated the Native staff members, especially Tookie, with her dubious claims of an Indigenous heritage. Tookie is supremely dedicated to her work, forever amazed, given her prison record, to have been hired by store owner Louise. The story of Tookie's body-snatching caper and subsequent horrifically long sentence is hilariously ludicrous and heartbreaking; the tale of how reading saved her life in prison is deeply affirming. A magnetizing narrator, Tookie seems tough and ornery, but she is actually quite "porous" emotionally and suffused with love for her tribal leader husband, Pollux, in spite of their complicated past. As Tookie tries to appease Flora, she and her bookstore colleaguesâa teacher, an historian, and an artistâconfront historic ghosts from the violent seizing of the land by white settlers as the fear and sorrow of the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold, and the city ignites in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer. Erdrich's insights into what her city experienced in 2020 are piercing; all her characters are enthralling, and her dramatization of why books are essential to our well-being is resounding.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Erdrich's unique take on the first COVID year and the power of books will be on countless TBR lists. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
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