The Sentence

  • Type: Books
  • By: Louise Erdrich
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062671127
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An indie bookstore, the ghost of an annoying customer, and 2020 in Minneapolis.

This was so much more than I expected. Set in Minneapolis in 2019 and 2020 it details—a haunting of an individual and a bookstore, the specter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, police violence, protests, and more. We follow Tookie, an ex-convict who has settled into a nice life married to a local elder and working at Birchbark Books, but early in the story their most annoying customer dies—and she won’t stop coming into the store. This was complex, thought-provoking, and quite funny.