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The Blue Jay's Dance - by Louise Erdrich (Paperback)

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  • New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Louise Erdrich's moving meditation on the experience of motherhood--the first nonfiction work by one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.Louise Erdrich's first major work of nonfiction, The Blue Jay's Dance, brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and insights, and the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions the acclaimed author experienced in the course of one twelve--month period--from a winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to her return to writing in the fall.
  • Author(s): Louise Erdrich
  • 240 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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About the Book



Bestselling novelist and poet Louise Erdrich presents the exciting debut of a new form--the linked-essay--offering intimate, honest, and exquisitely lyrical meditations on the delicate balance of mothering a baby and maintaining an artistic life. "What Erdrich does so masterfully is tie together all the strings of her life".--Detroit Free Press.



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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Louise Erdrich's moving meditation on the experience of motherhood--the first nonfiction work by one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.

Louise Erdrich's first major work of nonfiction, The Blue Jay's Dance, brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and insights, and the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions the acclaimed author experienced in the course of one twelve--month period--from a winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to her return to writing in the fall. In exquisitely lyrical prose, Erdrich illuminates afresh the large and small events that every parent will recognize and appreciate.

"Pregnancy, birth and caring for an infant inspire Erdrich's reflections on being a woman, a mother and a writer in this affecting memoir of a daughter's first years."--People



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Louise Erdrich's first major work of nonfiction, The Blue Jay's Dance, brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and insights, and the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions the acclaimed author experienced in the course of one twelve-month period--from a winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to her return to writing in the fall. In exquisitely lyrical prose, Erdrich illuminates afresh the large and small events that every parent will recognize and appreciate.

"Moving, memorable. . . . A book that breaks ground."--Boston Sunday Globe

"Pregnancy, birth, and caring for an infant inspire Erdrich's reflections on being a woman, a mother, and a writer. . . . [She] transforms the mundane into a paean to the mystery and wonder of the creative force, and a celebration of family, nature, and memory."--People

"What Erdrich does so masterfully is tie together all the strings of her life. . . . All these strings tie her to the rest of us."--Detroit Free Press



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"Observant, tender and honest."-- "New York Times Book Review""Erdrich writes against the domestic, against the history of clich's the subject of birthing a baby is certainly burdened with. . .against this culture's infantilization of women before, during and after giving birth, against the secrets kept--the terror of and hunger for the deepest physical attachment--Erdrich holds up an articulate strength. Moving, memorable. . .A book that breaks ground."-- "Boston Sunday Globe""What Erdrich does so masterfully is tie together all the strings of her life--as a mother and a wife, as a writer, as a creature of nature, as a human being without profound thoughts. All these strings tie her to the rest of us."-- "Detroit Free Press""Pregnancy, birth and caring for an infant inspire Erdrich's reflections on being a woman, a mother and a writer in this affecting memoir of a daughter's first years. Erdrich transforms the mundane into a paean to the mystery and wonder of the creative force, and a celebration of family, and wonder of the creative force, and a celebration of family, nature and memory."-- "People magazine"
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Louise Erdrich
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2010
TCIN: 11651577
UPC: 9780061767975
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-5184
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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