The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
Why this book?
Poetic and mystical, The Last Report on The Miracles at Little No Horse is a fusion of unsentimental realism and profound spirituality. Possibly one of my favourite books ever, the novel is multi-themed, philosophical, and rich in both imagery and wisdom. Not so much about a loss of faith as about transcending the veils of misunderstanding complicating the connection between our human lives and Divine Love, this robust story superbly blends life and death, passionate love with deep sorrow, and the spiritual with the earthly. Perhaps because I live in a country with 11 (eleven!) official languages, the Native American influence — including Erdrich’s use of indigenous language — adds a densely layered and intriguing ambiance. What drives the heart of this story is what lies at the heart of human love.