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Title:Love Medicine
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN:0060786469
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Number of Pages:367
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Short stories, Novels

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Love Medicine Set on and around a North Dakota reservation Love Medicine tells the story of the Lamartines and the Kashpaws two extraordinary families whose fates are united and sustained in a harsh world by the strength and diversity of their love .

We meet the sensual Lulu Lamartine whose children have different fathers but whose passionate tie to her first love Nector Kashpaw intensifies over the years June Kashpaw who froze to death in a snowstorm and the philosophical Lipsha Morrissey June s abandoned son who makes a love medicine to keep his grandparents togethe

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