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Love Medicine

“Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich was the title of a short story that was first published in Ms magazine in 1984. When her novel also titled Love Medicine was published later the same year, she changed the original short story’s title to “Flesh and Blood” and wrote a new short story titled “Love Medicine”. Both short stories are included in the novel Love Medicine. Erdrich’s stories deal with Indian and mixed race families over a fifty year time period in North Dakota.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3555 .R42



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Bloom’s Literary Themes: the American Dream. 2009.

                    Call Number:  PS169 .A49 A44 2009.

  • Nagel, James. The Contemporary American Short-Story Cycle. 2001.

                      Call Number:  PS374 .S5 N34 2001.

  • Stookey, Lorena L. Louise Erdrich: a Critical Companion. 1999.

                    Call Number:  PS3555 .R42 Z87 1999.

  • Velie, Alan R. (ed.). The Lightning Within: an Anthology of Contemporary American Indian Fiction. 1991.

                    Call Number:  PS508 .I5 L54 1991.

  • Wong, Hertha D. Sweet.  Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine: a Casebook. 2000.

                    Call Number:  PS3555 .R42 L635 2000.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  •  Erdrich, Louise
  • Love Medicine

Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 54, pg. 165-73

o   Vol. 120, pg. 133-35, 138-45, 147-48, 150-53, 155-57, 162-68, 174, 181, 183-84, 186-87, 189-92, 195

o   Vol. 176, pg. 71-212

  • Novels for Students Call Number:  REF PN44 .N937

o   Vol. 5, pg. 209-30

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number:  PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 121, pg. 4-6, 8-10, 13, 29, 36, 39-46, 57-60, 62, 64-65, 67-68, 70, 72-74



Alphabetical list of databases

  • Academic Search Complete
  • American Indian Experience
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Literature Resources from Gale


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