Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich is an American author of Native American fiction, including novels, children’s books and poetry. She writes the Birchbark House children’s series. When she was young, Louise’s father encouraged her writing by giving her a nickel every time she wrote a story. She earned her BA in English from Dartmouth College, where she met her future husband (and sometimes collaborator), Michael Dorris. Louise then got her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. Louise owns an independent bookstore called Birchbark Books in Minneapolis.

Louise Erdrich started her career as a published author in 1984 with the novel Love Medicine. Below is a list of Louise Erdrich’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Birchbark House Books


The Birchbark House(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Game of Silence(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Porcupine Year(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chickadee(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Makoons(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Love Medicine(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beet Queen(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tracks(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crown of Columbus(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bingo Palace(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Burning Love(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Antelope Wife(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Master Butcher's Singing Club(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Souls(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Painted Drum(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plague of Doves(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow Tag(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Round House(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
LaRose(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Antelope Woman(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Grandmother's Pigeon(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Range Eternal(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Best American Short Stories 1993(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistresses of the Dark: 25 Macabre Tales by Master Storytellers(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Imagination(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Route Two(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Crown of Columbus and Route Two co-authored with Michael Dorris. The Best American Short Stories 1993 was co-edited by Katrina Kenison.

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Louise Erdrich Synopses: The Best American Short Stories 1993 is edited by Louise Erdrich and series editor Katrina Kenison. It includes short stories from authors such as John Updike, Alice Munro, Wendell Berry, Diane Johnson, Lorrie Moore, Stephen Dixon, and Mary Gaitskill.

Grandmother’s Pigeon is a picture book by Louise Erdrich, illustrated by Lim LaMarche. A grandmother sails away, leaving behind her birds’ nests. One of the nests has three eggs that hatch passenger pigeons.

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