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September 14, 2021
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Cover image from The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, shadow of a person on horseback
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Fiction Book Group: Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

We’ll discuss Louise Erdrich's novel, which the New York Times proclaimed “a deeply affecting turns comical and elegiac, farcical, and tragic.”

Join us to discuss this New York Times Notable Book from novelist Louise Erdrich!

For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved Native American tribe, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. 

To further complicate his quiet existence, a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Leopolda's piety, but these facts are bound up in his own secret. He is faced with the most difficult decision: Should he tell all and risk everything...or manufacture a protective history for Leopolda, though he believes her wonder-working is motivated solely by evil?

About Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band, is the author of many novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. Love Medicine and LaRose received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Erdrich lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore. Her most recent book, The Night Watchman, won the Pulitzer Prize. 

The Fiction Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.