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The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich

This Pulitzer-Prize winning saga is one of the best works of fiction I’ve ever read. Based on her grandfather, who worked as a night watchman at a local factory and who also served as a council member of the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa during the attempt by the US government to delist the band from the rolls.

Erdrich tells a tale that is by turns infuriating, mystical, and laugh-out-loud-until-you-nearly-pass-out funny, weaving in a cast of characters, especially Patrice (aka Pixie) Paranteau, that you will remember forever. If you haven’t read this incredible book by one of our best living writers, rectify that immediately.

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