A Book We Love: The Plague of Doves
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
In 1911, a brutal murder takes place in a small town bordering an Ojibwe Indian reservation in North Dakota. Some innocent Indians are hanged for the murder by whites from the town of Pluto. The unsolved murder haunts both the white and indian inhabitants for generations. In a style similar to that of Barbara Kingsolver, Erdrich alternates the narrative between descendants of the whites and the Indians through the voices of Evelina Harp, Marn Wolde, and Judge Antone Bazil Coutts. Small bits and pieces of each individual story unravel to show the common threads of them all.