The Crown Of Columbus by Louise Erdrich

The Crown Of Columbus

byLouise Erdrich

Paperback | March 15, 1999

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In their only fully collaborative literary work, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich have written a gripping novel of history, suspense, recovery, and new beginnings. The Crown of Columbus chronicles the adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers--Vivian Twostar, a divorced, pregnant anthropologist, and Roger Williams, a consummate academic, epic poet, and bewildered father of Vivian's baby--on their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus and themselves. When Vivian uncovers what is presumed to be the most diary of Christopher Columbus, she and Roger are drawn into a journey from icy New Hampshire to the idyllic Caribbean in search of "the greatest treasure of Europe." Lured by the wild promise of redeeming the past, they are plunged into a harrowing race against time and death that threatens--and finally changes--their lives. A rollicking tale of adventure, The Crown of Columbus is also contemporary love story and a tender examination of parenthood and passion.

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Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novelThe Round Housewon the 2012 National Book Award. She lives in Minnesota, where she owns the bookstore Birchbark Books.
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Title:The Crown Of ColumbusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.91 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060931655

ISBN - 13:9780060931650

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This is a unique collaboration between two giant American authors. Louise Erdrich and her late husband, Michael Dorris, tell the story of a young Native American woman who searches for Columbus’s lost diary. The Crown of Columbus is an imaginative piece of historical fiction that takes readers on an unforgettable journey and gives a different view to Columbus, a much-debated global explorer.

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"A thriller and love story...a meditation on power and betrayal...an exhilarating novel of risk, redemption and discovery."(Los Angeles Times)