The Round House: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

One 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.

 

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User Review  - wintersdoor - LibraryThing

Read for book club. First Erdrich book ever for me. Strong prose, a bit long-winded at times. Wasn't thrilled by the setting or time period. But I was thrilled by the spiritual - almost supernatural ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

Superb and I'd like to read everything this author has written. Erdrich is an award-winning writer and it shows. This book is narrated by a 13-year-old boy, flawlessly. Joe lives on a reservation with ... Read full review

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Contents

Lonely Among
Justice
Loud as a Whisper
The Naked
The Big Goodbye
Afterword
Copyright

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Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

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