Teaser Tuesdays: Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

I’ve been really enjoying this story involving several generations of Native Americans in North Dakota. For your teaser today I’ve selected a passage I found amusing (if sad), that illustrates one family’s struggle with overpopulation!

[The babies] were all over in the house once they started. In the bottoms of cupboards, in the dresser, in trundles. Lift a blanket and a bundle would howl beneath it. I lost track of which were ours and which Marie had taken in. It had helped her to take them in after our two others were gone. This went on. The youngest slept between us, in the bed of our bliss, so I was crawling over them to make more of them. It seemed like there was no end.

I thought this was a good example of Erdrich’s ability to be funny even while telling a serious story.

What are you reading today?

2 Responses

  1. Luv it, luv it, luv it, too cute. Makes me want to run and read the book. Have read one of her books. Really enjoyed it. Can’t think of the title at the moment. I do luv babies. Makes me partial to the passage. Yes, must read book.

    http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/p/teaser-tuesday_10.html

  2. That’s a lot of babies. Are they literally babies? That’s crazy. Great teaser. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

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