Tales of Burning Love
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Tales of Burning Love

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In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man.

Stranded in a North Dakota blizzard, Jack Mauser's former wives huddle for warmth and pass the endless night by remembering the stories of how each came to love, marry and ultimately move beyond Jack. At times painful, at times heartbreaking and often times comic, their tales become the adhesive that holds them together in their love for Jack and in their lives as women.

Erdrich, with her characteristic powers of observation and luminescent prose, brings these women's unforgettable stories to life with astonishing candor and warmth. Filled with keen perceptions about the apparatus for survival, the force of passion and the necessity of hope, "Tales of Burning Love" is a tour de force from one of the most formidable American writers at work today."Her most daring and perhaps her most compelling....A wise, wonderful, and wickedly funny novel." "--Booklist"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 35.56mm | 362.87g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061767999
  • 9780061767999
  • 1,066,953

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Five very different women have married Jack Mauser, a charming, infuriating schemer whose passions never survive the long haul. Now, stranded in a North Dakota blizzard, they have come face-to-face--and each has an astonishing story to tell. Huddling for warmth, they pass the endless night by remembering the stories of how each came to love, marry, and ultimately move beyond Jack. At times painful, at times heartbreaking, and oftentimes comic, their tales become the adhesive that holds them together--in their love for Jack and in their lives as women.

With her characteristic powers of observation and luminescent prose, Louise Erdrich brings these women's unforgettable tales to life in a tour de force from one of the most formidable American writers at work today.
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"Her most daring and perhaps her most compelling....A wise, wonderful, and wickedly funny novel.""--Booklist"
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2,129 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (851)
3 26% (543)
2 5% (115)
1 2% (36)
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