Title: The Beet Queen
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
First printing. Flat SIGNED, on the title page, by both Louise Erdrich and the dedicatee, Michael Dorris. The gently shelfworn volume is in a lightly edgeworn, unclipped, dustjacket. The jacket is protected in mylar. Uncommon for this title to be signed by both authors. Bookseller Inventory # 1103120032
Synopsis: The acclaimed author of Love Medicine, which won the 1985 Book Critics Circle Award for best novel, presents her new novel, which spans a period of some 40 years, chronicling a family's life in a small off-reservation town in North Dakota.
About the Author:
Louise Erdrich lives with her family in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore. Ms. Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and this story?which will, in the end, span one hundred years in the life of an Ojibwe woman?was inspired when Ms. Erdrich and her mother, Rita Gourneau Erdrich, were researching their own family history. Chickadee begins a new part of the story that started with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist; The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; and the acclaimed The Porcupine Year.
Ms. Erdrich is also the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels for adults, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves and National Book Award finalist The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. She is also the author of the picture book Grandmother's Pigeon, illustrated by Jim LaMarche.
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