Birchbark House

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

The Birchbark House Publisher's Summary

Set in the Lake Superior region in the mid-1800s, The Birchbark House is a vital novel providing fascinating details of a year in the life of young Omakayas, a girl of the Ojibwa.

With exquisite care, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Louise Erdrich has fashioned a story rich in the way of life and heritage of the Ojibwa people, a story that begs to be told out loud. As each season in a year of Omakayas' life is lovingly portrayed, the satisfying rhythm of her days is shattered when a stranger visits the lodge one night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever.

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  • Book 1

    • The Birchbark House

    • By: Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated by: Nicolle Littrell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    With exquisite care, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Louise Erdrich has fashioned a story rich in the way of life and heritage of the Ojibwa people, a story that begs to be told out loud. As each season in a year of Omakayas' life is lovingly portrayed, the satisfying rhythm of her days is shattered when a stranger visits the lodge one night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A remarkable book

    • By Claudia on 08-18-04

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 2

    • The Game of Silence

    • By: Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. It is 1850 and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest and feast, and move to their cozy cedar log cabins near the town of LaPointe before the first snows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved this book

    • By Steve S. on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $20.52

  • Book 3

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