North Dakota Quarterly features Louise Erdrich story


“Town Fever” by Louise Erdrich is the lead story in the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly (Fall 2006). Set in Minnesota in 1857 it describes the arduous trek of a group of men intent on becoming the first settlers in the Red River Valley. Their winter journey is a tragicomic story of human hope and defeat.

Louise Erdrich is a North Dakota native, author of a dozen books set in North Dakota and Minnesota, and announced recipient of a forthcoming honorary doctorate from UND this May.

Copies of that issue of North Dakota Quarterly are available in the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and the North Dakota Quarterly office, Room 15, Merrifield Hall, Stop 7209, 777-3322. -- Robert Lewis, editor.