i've googled around and found these references:
from BiblioBaggins at http://bibliobloggin.blogspot.com/2010/02/book-21-2010-farmers-daughter-by-jim.html:
"The Games of the Night (by Jim Harrison) contains a surprise appearance by novelist Louise Erdrich and her sister, Lise. Our werewolf is camping along the Bois de Sioux River near Wapheton, North Dakota, where the sisters grew up.
"Heard chattering on small gravel road. Two girls bird-watching on their old bikes. They looked Indiana or at least half-breed, from local Chippewa reserve. Said their names were Lise and Louise . . . I was sideways to them and when I turned they screamed, "Rougarou, rougarou, rougarou' and raced off on their bikes."
Harrison, now in his early 70s, has written some marvelous stuff in recent years. First, there was the The English Major and now The Farmer's Daughter. Each subsequent book is a literary treat that may not come our way again."
At a site called BookBrowse, http://www.bookbrowse.com/read-alikes/index.cfm/author_number/1823/Jim-Harrison, I found the following "If you like the writing of Jim Harrison, try these authors...Louise Erdrich."
At this site from Google Books, with a title "conversations with Jim Harrison," Harrison mentions that Louise Erdrich is one of his favorite writers, along with Linda Hogan and Michael Dorris. http://books.google.com/books?id=KL1Wk_tdy-8C&pg=PA107&lpg=PA107&dq=jim+harrison+%2B+louise+erdrich&source=bl&ots=fl50KtDTXb&sig=1HdnntD4_1RE0ocL-sXYi1u1g-Y&hl=en&ei=AI-7TOb6NZOgsQOO9czqDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&sqi=2&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=jim%20harrison%20%2B%20louise%20erdrich&f=false
This is an abstract from someone's thesis:
|On superior's southern shore: Land and identity in selected works of Louise Erdrich and Jim Harrison|
|by Bladow, Kyle A., M.A., NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, 2009, 82 pages; 1462706|
"Louise Erdrich and Jim Harrison have both written novels set in the South Superior bioregion: Harrison's True North and Returning to Earth are based in Marquette, Michigan, and Erdrich's The Birchbark House and The Game of Silence take place in the mid-1800's on Moningwanaykaning (Madeline Island), in the Chequamegon Bay area of Northeast Wisconsin. These authors offer distinct yet mutually beneficial contributions to this bioregion's literature. Erdrich's focus on historical Anishinaabe characters furnishes awareness of cultural diversity in the landscape; it also offers traditional ecological knowledge about how people have historically lived off the land. Harrison's contemporary works consider the exploitation of land by modern communities and comment on conceptualizations of the human-nature relationship popular in American culture."
(abstract available at: http://gradworks.umi.com/14/62/1462706.html)
This is a nice site, because it features the cabin near Leland Michigan where Harrison is supposed to have done much of his writing.
A comment, by Wally, on this site states: "I recommend Dalva. Part Jim Harrison / part Louise Erdrich"
That's just what I think! Isn't this cool?