Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House, on tour September/October 2013

Posted By on August 20, 2013

The Round House PBAbout The Round House

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 24, 2013)

Washington Post Best Book of the Year

New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface because Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe’s life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

While his father, a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

Louise ErdrichAbout Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich is the author of fourteen novels, volumes of poetry, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood. She lives in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

Louise’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, September 24th: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, September 25th: she treads softly

Thursday, September 26th: The Lost Entwife

Monday, September 30th: Book-alicious Mama

Tuesday, October 1st: BoundbyWords

Wednesday, October 2nd: Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, October 3rd: Books Speak Volumes

Monday, October 7th: red headed book child

Tuesday, October 8th: The Blog of Lit Wits

Wednesday, October 9th: Lit and Life

Monday, October 14th: Dolce Bellezza

Tuesday, October 15th: guiltless reading

Wednesday, October 17th: Lectus

Monday, October 21st: Becca’s Byline

Tuesday, October 22nd: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Thursday, October 23rd: Turn the Page

Thursday, October 24th: Book Snob

Friday, October 25th: Book Addict Katie

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