The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

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HarperCollins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served 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, 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 and is faced with the most difficult decision: Should he tell all and risk everything . . . or manufacture a protective history though he believes Leopolda's wonder-working is motivated solely by evil?

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User Review  - -sunny- - LibraryThing

Nearly five stars, but somehow failed to reach the emotional or ideological/conceptual levels I associate with 5-star books, though I can't say I have any solid criteria on which to base my ratings ... Read full review

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User Review  - samanthadeirdre - LibraryThing

Father Damien Modeste is the priest at the Ojibwe Indian reservation, Little No Horse. He is getting old, and despite his best efforts, his buried secrets have begun to worm their way to the surface ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the 2012 National Book Award. She lives in Minnesota, where she owns the bookstore Birchbark Books.

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