Her son, Joe, decides to try to solve the crime himself. His father works in the legal system, and Joe has spent a lot of time reading his dad's law books. Joe has a great love for his mother and is determined to bring her back to their world. Erdrich weaves a rich tale of tragedy, humor, deep-dark, and spiritual writing that brings the reader right into the story. I loved the friendships in this story and how people took care of one another. I loved the relationships Joe had with both his mother and his father. This is a book I would read again.
Erdrich sets a feeling of tension and suspense in this story. I wanted Joe to win; I cheered for him, and sorrowed with him at times. Although there is sadness in this story, it is also a story of hope and love. And the ending, Wow!
Tanya and Hollie brought these books for our NICU babies. We were low on board books and they brought us eight! I am grateful to get these books.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.