About the Author
Phyllis A. Whitney is one of the best-known writers of classic suspense in the world. Ms. Whitney has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and has received the Agatha Award from Malice Domestic. Both awards are for lifetime achievement. Ms. Whitney's books have been published in more than thirty foreign countries.
Louise Erdrich lives with her family in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore. Ms. Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and this story--which will, in the end, span one hundred years in the life of an Ojibwe woman--was inspired when Ms. Erdrich and her mother, Rita Gourneau Erdrich, were researching their own family history. "Chickadee" begins a new part of the story that started with "The Birchbark House", a National Book Award finalist; "The Game of Silence", winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; and the acclaimed "The Porcupine Year".
Ms. Erdrich is also the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels for adults, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Plague of Doves" and National Book Award finalist "The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse". She is also the author of the picture book "Grandmother's Pigeon", illustrated by Jim LaMarche.