Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich,
husband and wife, have each written
bestselling and highly acclaimed
books. Now in their first fully collaborative literary work, they have created a cast of indelible characters and a page turner of a story filled with
provocative ideas, humor suspense,
and passion. A novel of discoveries, The
Crown of Columbus chronicles the
adventures of a pair of mismatched
lovers and their quest for the truth
about Christopher Columbus and
themselves. Vivian Two star is a pragmatic, divorced forty year-old anthropologist with an exasperating teenage son, afierce grandmother and a baby on the way. Her lover, Roger Williams, a scholar and poet, is her polar opposite. Their relationship is plagued by the clashes of two people who disagree on every point except their attraction to
each other. When Vivian uncovers Christopher Columbus's lost diary and a reference to "the greatest treasure of Europe," she and Roger are drawn into a journey to the Caribbean that threatens and finally changes their lives.
The Crown of Columbus is a contemporary love story; a rollicking tale
of adventure, a tender, funny examination of parenthood and a novel of history recovery and new beginnings.
MICHAEL DORRIS is the author of the
New York Times bestseller The Broken
Cord, winner of the 1989 National
Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction
and the Heartland Prize, as well as
the nationally bestselling novel a
Yellow Raft in Blue Water.
LOUISE ERDRICH's critically acclaimed
Love Medicine won theNational Book
Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1984.
Her work also includes
the poetry collections jacklight and
Baptism of Desire as well as The Beet
Queen and Tracks, both New York
Times bestselling novels.