National Book Award winning author Louise Erdrich has been credited with helping to create a “Native American Renaissance” in American literature. In this episode, she talks to host Mary Laura Philpott about her latest novel LaRose, and how the settings and characters reflect much of what matters to her most, on Nashville Public Television’s, A Word on Words.

Louise Erdrich recommends:

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Door by Magda Szabó
The Green Road by Anne Enright

Louise Erdrich is reading:

1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
The Death Of The Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

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