Grief and guilt and unquenchable yearning overwhelm the pages ... Erdrich has considerable powers as a writer of tragedy and comedy ... it's wonderful
Edrich's prose style is hugely engaging, a lovely, tender unfurling of day-to-day concerns and emotions alongside the mystical world of seat lodges, visions and visits from long lost elders
Erdrich is a poet of lists, placing like and unlike together as if they were a series of Christmas lights, each individually illuminating, each gaining luster and brilliance from its placement, the whole blazing, incandescent . . . Perhaps the most important of Erdrich's achievements is her mastery of complex forms . . . Woven into the specificity of these narratives is Erdrich's determination to speak of the most pressing human questions
A chronicler of the continuing destruction of Native American communities, she writes beautifully about what Indian children used to learn from their parents
Louise Erdrich is the most interesting American novelist to have appeared in years
A magnificent, sorrowful tale of justice, retribution, and love
Powerful and affecting, LaRose is the story of two heartbroken families and the fragile bond between them in the wake of a major loss.
Louise Erdrich is a literary icon, and her newest book is just as beautiful as her previous award-winners . . . Pushed forward by the deep and complex emotions that surround grief and inheritance, this novel will take you on a phenomenal ride.
Electric, nimble, and perceptive, this novel is about 'the phosphorous of grief' but also, more essentially, about the emotions men need, but rarely get, from one another.