The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

eBook - 2001
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Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2001
ISBN: 9780060770907
0060770902
9780060005634
0060005637
9780061748172

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Like David Mitchell, Louise Erdrich uses multiple perspectives with interconnecting stories and characters. A priest, nearing the end of his life, is asked to prove or disprove the sainthood of a woman he knows well and struggles to guard his own secret identity in the process.

Not quite magic realism and not quite fable, this is my favourite Erdrich novel. An ex-nun, Agnes Vogel, survives a flood and, in a case of mistaken identity, lives out her life on the Little No Horse reservation as Father Damien Modeste. Charming and touching! This book would appeal to fans of R... Read More »


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SuzeParker
Nov 26, 2015

It’s impossible to find fault with Erdrich’s lyrical writing, or the poetic tension she creates between Ojibwe mysticism and Catholicism, or the abundant symbolism with which she infuses the book. And certain events in the story are unforgettable (oh, the vision created when Nanapush is snagged to his boat seat and dragged by a frightened moose!). The density of Erdrich’s prose was, at times, distracting, however. In those moments, I felt that I should be <i>studying</i> the book, rather than reading it for pleasure.

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joliebergman
Apr 23, 2013

Love, love, love!

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griddling
Nov 14, 2012

An excellent read, this book covers historical ground, questions and observations on culture and identity and weaves together complex stories.

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CD1982
Mar 26, 2011

This is an amazing book, spanning many years and cultures. It’s a complicated story in some ways, but worth reading.

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