By Louise Erdrich, Illustrated by Jim LeMarche
Hyperion Books for Children, 1996
As it turned out, Grandmother was a far more mysterious woman than any of us knew. It was common knowledge that she had trained kicking mules. We’d often heard how she had skied the Continental Divide. I was with her myself once when she turned back a vicious dog by planting herself firm in its path and staring into its eyes.
I have always been fond of books which start in media res. But let’s just cut to the chase, shall we? Erdrich rocks. Continue reading