Another day, another beautiful fall themed photo. These won’t stop until the trees are bare and the snow begins (hopefully that won’t be for awhile, but we did have a 25 degree start this morning)
Thanks to Harper Perennial and TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy in exchange for my feature
THE SENTENCE – Louise Erdrich (Released November 9th, 2021 – Paperback Release September 6th, 2022)
The Sentence asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book.
A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
The Sentence begins on All Souls’ Day 2019 and ends on All Souls’ Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional, and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.