Shawna Atteberry

Baker, Writer, Teacher

What I’m Reading: Fiction

opened book on tree root

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich is a surreal, eerie novel that combines the concreteness of the pandemic and the social unrest of 2020 with a ghost story set in a bookstore in Minneapolis. Erdrich captures 2020 perfectly in her main character Tookie, who has to navigate both the pandemic and the protests and riots that followed George Floyd’s murder as a Native American woman while dealing with the ghost of a woman who constantly appropriated Native American culture while she lived.

Rating: 4 out of 5.