Books Ladivine by Marie Ndiaye and Jordan Stump Hardcover, 273 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLadivineAuthorMarie Ndiaye and Jordan Stump Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary After a woman, Clarisse, is murdered on a trip to visit her mother in Bordeaux, her daughter tries to uncover what happened to her with the help of a brown dog, who appears to have taken in the spirit of the deceased. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Ladivine Review Book Reviews 3 Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine' April 28, 2016 Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.