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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louise Erdrich Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For over half a century, Father Damien Modeste has lived a secret life as a woman, while serving his beloved people, 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. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint, Sister Leopolda.

Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but the facts are bound up in his own secret. He is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who feels compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A deeply affecting narrativeby turns comical and elegiac, farcical, and tragic.”

    New York Times

  • “Funny, engrossing and revelatory.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[Erdrich’s] best so far…told with such cleverness and compassion that the effect is nothing less than dazzling.” 

    USA Today

  • “A magnificent storyteller … delivering musical prose charged by powerful metaphors.” 

    St. Paul Star-Tribune

  • "Stunning…a moving meditation…infused with mystery and wonder." 

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wavelength | 2/11/2014

    " The story of Agnes DeWitt's shape changing life from leaving the convent and her life as Sister Cecilia, to becoming Berndt Vogel's lover and then losing everything to two tragedies: a bank robbery and the murder of her lover and later the loss of their home to a flood. Agnes once again changes shape and dons the cassock of Father Damien, who died in the rising flood waters. Agnes/Father Damien proceeds to his original destination, the reservation at Little No Horse. The majority of the novel tells the story of Father Damien caring for his flock. As with other Erdrich novels, the characters and their lives intertwine, but this book brought to the forefront the themes of religious dogma, love, not romantic love but "in service of the spirit of goodness, love," and the notion of appreciating a culture for all its wisdom and not trying to change it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ann | 2/9/2014

    " Superbly crafted tail "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alison | 2/7/2014

    " Any book by Louise Erdrich is riveting and complex, but this one is completely amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Billye | 1/28/2014

    " Wonderful rich prose, Excellent blend of narrative with historic themes. I read Love Medicine, the book that Erdrich wrote before this book but chronicles the characters after this book takes place. I appreciate reading the back story. The book is from the perspective of the Catholic Priest on the reservation, her complex treatment of the character makes it clear that the lines between insider and outsider are more fluid than race. "

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