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Shadow Tag (review)

Shadow Tag (review) Book Reviews 219 and her siblings, issues that the mothers also dealt with. Rulon Allred eventually married at least eleven women, but Solomon focuses mainly on the seven sister-wives her father lived with for much of her early life and the constant vigilance necessary to stay ahead of detection and the law. She also tracks events that lead to her father's assassination; in 1977, Allred was gunned down in the offices of his medical practice by followers of Ervil LeBaron's radical polygamist group, an event that is well-remembered in Utah even today. In My Father's House offers an intimate account of growing up in a polygamist family that transcends the sound bites and newspaper headlines that often make up the sum total of common knowledge about a difficult and often hidden way of life lived by people that Solomon examines critically, candidly, and compassionately. Shadow Tag. By Louise Erdrich. New York: HarperCollins, 2010. 272 pages, $25.99. Reviewed by James Cihlar Saint Paul, MN Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag could be read as a roman à clef, or just as easily as a novel of ideas. Portraying successful Native American characters who live in a Midwestern urban area, it also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

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Book Reviews 219 and her siblings, issues that the mothers also dealt with. Rulon Allred eventually married at least eleven women, but Solomon focuses mainly on the seven sister-wives her father lived with for much of her early life and the constant vigilance necessary to stay ahead of detection and the law. She also tracks events that lead to her father's assassination; in 1977, Allred was gunned down in the offices of his medical practice by followers of Ervil LeBaron's radical polygamist group, an event that is well-remembered in Utah even today. In My Father's House offers an intimate account of growing up in a polygamist family that transcends the sound bites and newspaper headlines that often make up the sum total of common knowledge about a difficult and often hidden way of life lived by people that Solomon examines critically, candidly, and compassionately. Shadow Tag. By Louise Erdrich. New York: HarperCollins, 2010. 272 pages, $25.99. Reviewed by James Cihlar Saint Paul, MN Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag could be read as a roman à clef, or just as easily as a novel of ideas. Portraying successful Native American characters who live in a Midwestern urban area, it also

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Western American LiteratureThe Western Literature Association

Published: Aug 13, 2010

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