The jacket narrative of The Plague of Doves is rather
deceptive. Erdrich's latest offering isn't really a novel;
it's a collection of short stories loosely tied together
through the lynching mentioned in the book's description.
The core story serves as a touchstone, a place to connect
the diverse tales, but doesn't play a central part in the
characters' actions or development. Very little of the book
is about the brutal murders related in the book's one-page
introduction, focusing instead on relationships within and
Short story collections often suffer from unevenness in quality from tale to tale. Such is not the case with The Plague of Doves. All of the stories in this compilation are engaging and exceptionally well-written, with a depth rarely found in full-length ...
BookBrowse's reviews and backstories are a members-only benefit. Full information is available on books for a limited time when they are featured as "Editor's Choices" - but that time has now elapsed for this book.click to join
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
The Steady Running of the Hour
"Exciting, emotionally engaging and ambitious. I loved it!" - Kate Mosse
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.