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The Round House

The Round House

ISBN: 0062065246

Title: The Round House

Author: Louise Erdrich

KDL Description:

“I can recommend The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The diverse and fully formed characters are Native Americans, one boy in particular comes of age and struggles with the imperfections of justice.”
—Penni at KDL’s Service Center

Amazon Description:

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.