About the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery, the story of the black farmer and former slave who becomes proprietor of his own plantation and owner of his own slaves.
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past.
Two young men-- one of them on death row for a crime he did not commit-- forge a bond as they grow to realize the importance of resisting. A young teacher must examine his family’s expectations against his own sense of what is right. Life in 1940’s Louisiana sheds light on our history of racism.
In 1974 Manhattan, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers shares grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth.
Forced into an overcrowded lifeboat after a mysterious explosion on their trans-Atlantic ocean liner, newly widowed Grace Winter battles the elements and her fellow survivors and remembers her husband, Henry, who set his own safety aside to ensure Grace's.
No longer a footnote to Frank Lloyd Wright, Mamah Borthwick Cheney shines in this blend of fact and fiction. The dramatic love story reveals the profound influence of the woman who left her family to live out her passion, in spite of public disgrace.
Old world meets new in this poignant tale of the power of love and magic of song. Erdrich’s gentle voice weaves many stories around the German WWI sniper who becomes the butcher and the singer and the lover of Argus, North Dakota.