Free eBook The Painted Drum download

by Louise Erdrich

Free eBook The Painted Drum download ISBN: 0060834293
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (September 6, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 416
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Other books by louise erdrich. Davan Eyke was bothered though, enough so that he complained to Krahe about the way the birds disturbed his sleep by dropping twigs and pinecones on his roof, which was of painted tin. End over end, the refuse clattered down

Other books by louise erdrich. End over end, the refuse clattered down. Get used to them was all the artist said to Davan Eyke.

Louise Erdrich is the author of eleven novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Also by louise erdrich.

The Painted Drum book. The story begins in present day New Hampshire when Faye Travers, an estate valuator, comes across the drum of the title, a large, ceremonial Native American artifact, and determines to return it to its rightful owners (not the owner of the estate she is handling).

Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich's Painted Drum explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family . Louise Erdrich's books are an exception

Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich's Painted Drum explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, wit, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author's finest work. Louise Erdrich's books are an exception. They are to be savored! I've been reading, and going back and rereading this book for weeks.

From the author of the National Book Award Winner The Round House, Louise Erdrich's breathtaking, lyrical novel of a priceless Ojibwe artifact and the effect it has had on those who have come into contact with it over the years. Haunted and haunting.

Painted Drum, The Erdrich, Louise HarperCollins USA 9780060515102 : A major new novel from Louise Erdrich, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (LOVE MEDICINE) and Fina. 2005 Язык: ENG Размер: 2. 3 x 1. 1 x . 1 cm Рейтинг

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts. After all, the family descends from an Indian agent who worked on the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that is home to her mother's family. However, she stops dead in her tracks when she finds in the collection a rare drum - a powerful yet delicate object, made from a massive moose skin stretched across a hollow of cedar, ornamented with symbols.

He put his arms around Ira and lifted her out. He shook her and kept talking to her until finally she could hear him. She grabbed his hand. Bernard’s place, she said, understanding that Morris had. found signs of her children. They might of took the woods. By the time Ira and Morris reached the house, it was light out and they saw the tribal ambulance team was already pulled up in the plowed drive. The children were in back, wrapped in heated blankets. The EMT showed them to Ira, but when they stared at her their eyes looked frozen

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When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts.

From the author of the National Book Award Winner The Round House, Louise Erdrich's breathtaking, lyrical novel of a priceless Ojibwe artifact and the effect it has had on those who have come into contact with it over the years.

“Haunted and haunting. . . . With fearlessness and humility, in a narrative that flows more artfully than ever between destruction and rebirth, Erdrich has opened herself to possibilities beyond what we merely see—to the dead alive and busy, to the breath of trees and the souls of wolves—and inspires readers to open their hearts to these mysteries as well.”— Washington Post Book World

While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined.

Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich's Painted Drum explores the often-fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, wit, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author's finest work.

 

User reviews
Modred
I've been looking for stories about interesting women doing interesting things where the love relationship wasn't the only thing going on. This definitely filled that bill. The Baltimore Sun says it is "Her most gloriously lyrical and harshly beautiful book." It is definitely both.

This may not have been my favorite book but I knew from the beginning that I was in the hands of a master story teller and a verbal artist.
I was drawn to the subject and I loved that part of the story even when it is very harsh. And the author's and thinking is captivating. For instance:

"Ravens are the birds I'll miss most when I die. ... If only we did not have to die at all. Instead become ravens. I've watched these birds so hard I feel their black feathers split out of my skin."
catterpillar
The novel starts in the present day and is very sluggish at first. Erdrich assumes too much and does not clearly place the reader in an understandable community -- at first. The same is true of the narrator's living situation. She is clearly a grown woman, living with her mother, carrying on a discreet affair with a neighboring sculptor. But why is it so discreet? This is never made clear. One is far into the book before beginning to understand why mother and daughter are together. Indeed, the answer to that question is central to the plot yet it is answered very abruptly, I thought.

Nonetheless, once the drum is introduced, the writing and the story jump to a whole other level. The stories about the drum are truly magical, mesmerizing. I went from slogging through the first part of the book to not wanting to put it down. The creation of the drum and the way in which it is imbued with the spirit of a young girl are the heart of the book and beautifully written. I highly recommend this book, even though you may have to do some work at the beginning to get into it.
Bumand
I was disappointed in this book. After reading so many positive reviews of Erdrich's writing, and yes she is a National Bestseller, I found this hard going. The beginning was interesting and enticing. However, as much as I enjoyed the fictionalized version of the Ojibwe tribe and its culture, I found it tedious and lost interest quickly. Granted the author's writing is rich in detail and description, she didn't hold my interest long enough to finish, so I stopped for a refresher with another book. I did finish, but with effort. I do plan to read more of her work to prove something to myself if for no other reason at this point.
Jonide
Sometimes this author's metaphors are a bit hard to follow. It's almost as if she wants the reader to really reflect on the meaning of passages beyond just having some light reading. (I think Toni Morrison said "It's literature" describing her own style of writing and I think this applies to this book as well.) Interesting story that weaves together by the end of the book. Don't expect this read to be light or airy.
Bev
the author has a great way of depicting scenes and emotions, through observations that we don't typically express. the story is interesting and reveals how another culture thinks and remembers. Personally, I felt the story ended too soon...I don't know what might have followed, but I was wanting more.:)
Phallozs Dwarfs
I really like the writing of Louise Erdrich, the people are interesting complicated and generally good people dealing with real life near or on an Indian reservation They are often a combination
of a mystery and family issues and as well as the dynamics of living in an American Indian community and dealing with discrimination. Unique stories.
Gavinranara
Most novels I read and finish within days. Louise Erdrich's books are an exception. They are to be savored! I've been reading, and going back and rereading this book for weeks. I don't want it to end, yet, I can't wait to see where the next page will go. I did miss the 'family tree', but I love the interwoven connections within her previous or future books. I find myself pondering which book I would recommend be read first, not having read all of her books, I have no idea...but it doesn't seem to matter! As with all of her books, her prose is beautiful and thought provoking. I find myself paging back and rereading previous chapters. The analogy of her stories being a quilt is so true.
Years ago I tried to read Beet Queen, and couldn't get into it. I can't believe I didn't enjoy it enough to finish it! Time to give that another try! Most books I 'recycle', Erdrich's are keepers!
This is my second novel by Ms. Erdrich. (First was the Round House). I chose it because I enjoy novels that incorporate native American culture and the New Hampshire setting (my yearly vacation spot) made it intriguing. I also have a friend who paints drums with spirit animals (spiritdrumdesign.com) so it was perfect. I enjoyed the weaving of people, heritage and the metaphorical aspect of the novel. There is an almost spiritual component but a weak one.

I enjoyed the novel but felt the ending was a bit abrupt. I would certainly read other novels by this author. The whisper sync is great.