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The Sentence by Louise Erdrich | Paperback


Welcome to the Introvert Book Club! Our November pick is The Sentence by Louise Erdrich.

What is the Introvert Book Club? It's a low-key, no meetings, no commitments, read-at-your-own-pace "book club." Learn more here! (PS: Not local? We can ship your book, too! Order it on its own and it will ship to you via media mail.) 

Our book of the month is 10% off cover price all month long.


Why I picked this book: This November at the shop we are featuring books by Indigenous authors. I specifically chose this book because it begins and ends on November 1st and has so many levels of things worth thinking about from pandemic, social justice and rights, grief, love and much more.

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich | Paperback

A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the award-winning author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

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