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The plague of doves

by Erdrich, Louise.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) Book on Disc Fic Erdrich (10)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
Call Number  Book on Disc Fic Erdrich (10)
Plum Community Library Adult Audio CD ERD
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
Call Number  CD ERD
The Plague of Doves
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Every so often something shatters like ice and we are in the river of our existence. We are aware. Those are the moments Erdrich captures in this mesmerizing novel set in Pluto, North Dakota, a white town on the edge of an Ojibwe reservation. Founded out of white greed, the town is now dying, deserted by both industry and its young people. Evelina, a girl of mixed Indian and white descent, hears many family stories from her irascible grandfather, Mooshum, who has learned to deal with the deep sorrow in his life by practicing the patient art of ridicule (his sly baiting of the local priest is one of many comic highlights). Evelina also learns about the town's long, bloody history, including the slaughter of a white farm family and the hanging of innocent Native Americans unfairly targeted as the perpetrators of the crime. Over succeeding generations, descendants of both the victims and the lynching party intermarry, creating a tangled history. Throughout Erdrich deploys potent, recurring images a dance performed to thwart the plague of doves destroying crops, the heartbreaking music of a violin, an athletic nun rounding the bases in her flowing habit to communicate the complexity and the mystery of human relationships. With both impeccable comic timing and a powerful sense of the tragic, Erdrich continues to illuminate, in highly original style, the river of our existence. --Wilkinson, Joanne Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. The dazzling performance of Kathleen McInerney and Peter Francis James creates the sense of a full-cast audio with voices ranging from childhood to the aged with everything in between. With the rhythms of a charming entertainer, Mooshum, a family patriarch, spins tall tales from the days of magical happenings and sad realities. Billy, half-visionary and half-lunatic, is performed as both spellbinding and dangerous. As Antoine Brazil Coutts, James sounds judicious, fair and hesitant at revealing too much. McInerney covers a range of women: Marm, Billy's wife, has an emotionless voice, like one who has to preserve every drop of energy for pending disasters; and Evalina's light lilt with a faint Native American intonation is perfect. Despite the epic cast, the narrators never leave the listener confused. Passages of fiddle music are a lovely addition. This audio is a model recording of one of America's best novelists. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 14). (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Ojibwa Indians -- Fiction.
North Dakota -- Fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors McInerney, Kathleen (Actress)
James, Peter Francis.
Participants/Performers Performed by Peter Francis James and Kathleen McInerney,
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Description 10 audio discs (11.25 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781436107242
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