Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is written by author Louise Erdrich, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. In Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country, Erdrich takes us on an illuminating tour through the terrain her ancestors have inhabited for centuries: the lakes and islands of southern Ontario. Summoning to life the Ojibwe's sacred spirits and songs, language and sorrows, she considers the many ways in which the word ozhibii'ige, "to write"—have influenced her. Her journey links ancient stone paintings with a magical island where a bookish recluse built an extraordinary library, and she reveals how both have transformed her. A blend of history, mythology, and memoir, Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is an enchanting meditation on modern life, natural splendor, and the ancient spirituality and creativity of Erdrich's Ojibwe homeland—a long, elemental tradition of storytelling that is in her blood.