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Book Reviews: 'Four Souls' by Louise Erdrich

"Four Souls," the latest novel by Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich, is getting positive reviews in the mainstream press.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune says the book's stories about early 20th-century Ojibwes in North Dakota are "captivating and suspenseful, told with gritty compassion and good humor." "The theme is age-old and cross-cultural -- be careful what you wish for and work for, because you might get it, but it won't be what you think," reviewer Pamela Miller writes.

The Houston Chronicle says Erdrich "manages to weave every plot strand together into a tight knot that brings peace to all her characters." "Four Souls is that rare accomplishment, a great story well told," reviewer Sharan McBride says.

The Chicago Sun-Times says Erdrich appears more at ease with her characters." ?It's as if, over the years, she herself has got to know them better," reviewer Sharon Barrett observes. "They seem present more for their humanity than, as in earlier work, for their symbolic value."

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Review: 'Four Souls' by Louise Erdrich (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 6/27)
In Erdrich's latest, Fleur seeks revenge (The Houston Chronicle 6/27)
Erdrich lovingly tends her Ojibwe vine (The Chicago Sun-Times 6/27)