The Antelope Wife (1998), Erdrich's first novel after her divorce from Dorris, was the first of her novels to be set outside the continuity of the previous books.  She subsequently returned to the reservation and nearby towns, and has published five novels since 1998 dealing with events in that fictional area. Among these are The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (2001) and The Master Butchers Singing Club (2003), a macabre mystery that again draws on Erdrich's Native American and German-American heritage. Both novels have geographic and character connections with The Beet Queen . In 2009, Erdrich's novel The Plague of Doves was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. The narrative focuses on the historical lynching of four Native people wrongly accused of murdering a Caucasian family, and the effect of this injustice on the current generations.
I still prefer my full-size sedan for long hauls and day-to-day commuting; but, for Saturday nights out and sightseeing trips, the LeBaron's the only choice. It drives like a dream and floats around curves (we try to find a lot of curvy roads!) - and, even in 2004, turns heads wherever it goes, especially when dressed out with the white leather cover that snaps around the ragtop compartment. It's just a very sexy car with sleek, timeless design, and many people are very surprised when I tell them it's a '91.
I love this car! and I love all the Chrysler people, from design down to the last bolt-tightener on the line, for building such an incredible vehicle!