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The Round House Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereOne of the most revered novelists of our time a brilliant chronicler of Native American life Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich s The Round House is a page turning masterpiece of literary fiction at once a powerful coming of age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture

About the Author: Louise Erdrich

Karen Louise Erdrich is a American author of novels, poetry, and children s books Her father is German American and mother is half Ojibwe and half French American She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation also known as Chippewa She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.Forinformation, please see a book description Author Biography Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, before becoming a writer She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony After she was named writer in residence at Dartmouth, she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several children, some of them adopted She and Michael became a picture book husband and wife writing team, though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel, The Crown of Columbus 1991 The Antelope Wife was published in 1998, not long after her separation from Michael and his subsequent suicide Some reviewers believed they saw in The Antelope Wife the anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled, but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real life events.She is the author of four previous bestselling andaward winning novels, including Love Medicine The Beet Queen Tracks and The Bingo Palace She also has written two collections of poetry, Jacklight, and Baptism of Desire Her fiction has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle 1984 and The Los Angeles Times 1985 , and has been translated into fourteen languages Several of her short stories have been selected for O Henry awards and for inclusion in the annual Best American Short Story anthologies The Blue Jay s Dance, a memoir of motherhood, was her first nonfiction work, and her children s book, Grandmother s Pigeon, has been published by Hyperion Press She lives in Minnesota with her children, who help her run a small independent bookstore called The Birchbark.

10 thoughts on “The Round House

  1. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    The Round House is a knockout of a book Louise Erdrich is one of the true deities in America s literary Olympus With The Round House she has used her mythic creative powers to give us a book that can be read as a page turner about a terrible crime, the attempt to identify the criminal and take action, or as a rich

  2. Emilia Emilia says:

    Louise Erdrich now has me as a fan, even though I ve previously resisted reading her adult novels There are two reasons for this 1 As part of my Native American studies curriculum, I tried reading her children s book The Birchbark House to a class of second graders It bored them to tears so I stopped reading the book aloud

  3. Annet Annet says:

    This is a wonderful, moving book, I m sure it will be one of my reading highlights this year Picked it up at Newark airport last January Great, interesting and fascinating story, variety of great and weird characters, a bit of surreal supernatural woven in, insights into the culture, traditions and life on an Indian reservation, th

  4. Beata Beata says:

    My first novel by Louise Erdrich, and I am absolutely taken by the story that took me to North Dakota and revealed so much about the world that is still a little unknown to me It takes a master to write a book that has an intriguing plot, and that opens to a reader gradually I love this type of narration This novel will stay with me for a l

  5. Elaine Elaine says:

    There is obviously a lot of erudition about Native American lore, folkways and post colonization history that went into this book There is also clearly a lot of love put into the detailed recreation of life on a reservation in the 1980s And there are also the bones of a classic coming of age story here, along with some memorable characters the randy

  6. Brian Brian says:

    Just an observation of the truth I initially gave The Round House 3 stars It is a good read, with some excellent characterization and I read it at a decent pace and enjoyed it while doing so However, when I was done with it, I was like well, that was good, what s next I was hoping for it to inducethan that in me After discussing it with my book club, I moved

  7. Michael Michael says:

    A perfect novel to me, with Erdrich at the top of her game Through several of her past books, she has a great track record in bringing to life a memorable line of characters in the Ojibwe tribe in North Dakota over different epochs of history Here we get the vibrant portrait of a family on the reservation trying to recover from a brutal rape of the mother in 1988 The

  8. Debbie Debbie says:

    I hate cilantro even a tiny bit can ruin an otherwise wonderful dish I mostly hate ghosts, mythology, dreams, religion, and political messages, and these topics all ruined an otherwise fine novel I realize it s a long list of dislikes, but really, a novel should be all about character and plot development The characters were sort of boring or too stereotypical, and the plot,

  9. Katie Katie says:

    The Round House is narrated by Joe, a thirteen year old Indian boy I hate the term Native American it sounds patronising to my ears unless you re going to call all white Americans ex Europeans or some such nonsense Indians might be daft but at least like cowboys it summons up the exotic wonder and affection of childhood living on a reservation when the events depicted in the novel tak

  10. Jack Jack says:

    Told from the perspective of a 13 year old Indian boy in 1988, it is the story of how the brutal rape of his mother effects his life, the life of his family and his community A New York Times best seller, many must find this book compelling, however I found the writing tedious and had a hard time finishing.

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