The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

eBook - 2001
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A powerfully involving novel from one of America's finest writers, and winner of America's prestigious National Book Award for Fiction 2012

Sister Cecilia lives for music, for those hours when she can play her beloved Chopin on the piano. It isn't that she neglects her other duties, rather it is the playing itself -- distilled of longing -- that disturbs her sisters. The very air of the convent thickens with the passion of her music, and the young girl is asked to leave. And so it is that Sister Cecilia appears before Berndt Vogel on his farm, destitute, looking for sanctuary.

Decades later, old Father Damien lays down his pen and dresses for bed. Slowly, he removes his heavy robes, undergarments and, at last, a bandage wound tightly around woman's breasts. Having lived for so long as a man, he fears that the discovery of his true identity will undo all that he has accomplished…

Moving and lyrical, The Last Report on the Miracles… is a powerful work from one of contemporary literature's brightest stars.

Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2001
ISBN: 9780060005634
0060005637
9780060770907
0060770902
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook

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QnVz
Oct 02, 2017

I tried to read this at the beginning of the summer without much success. I revisited it later this summer/early fall & found it was perfect!! I really enjoyed learning the characters, the towns and traditions, missteps and human elements in this book. Wonderful storytelling and lovely read! I found myself surrounded in warm blankets, warm drinks, and delightful falling leaves as I journeyed through Little No Horse. A beautiful star I am glad to have seen!!

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SuzeParker
Nov 26, 2015

It’s impossible to find fault with Erdrich’s lyrical writing, or the poetic tension she creates between Ojibwe mysticism and Catholicism, or the abundant symbolism with which she infuses the book. And certain events in the story are unforgettable (oh, the vision created when Nanapush is snagged to his boat seat and dragged by a frightened moose!). The density of Erdrich’s prose was, at times, distracting, however. In those moments, I felt that I should be <i>studying</i> the book, rather than reading it for pleasure.

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joliebergman
Apr 23, 2013

Love, love, love!

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griddling
Nov 14, 2012

An excellent read, this book covers historical ground, questions and observations on culture and identity and weaves together complex stories.

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CD1982
Mar 26, 2011

This is an amazing book, spanning many years and cultures. It’s a complicated story in some ways, but worth reading.

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