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Critical Praise

"The story of Chippewa's losing struggle to preserve their land and culture is inherently more political than the stories set later in the twentieth century, more about radical innocence against ravenous greed. It has a mythic force, and Ms. Erdrich is, as always, the generous kind of storyteller, passing along not only everything her characters know, but the story of the stories as well. Giving life and shape and sense to what's happened, she lets the designs spring clear."

——Jean Strouse, New York Times Book Review