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The Book Look for September – The Round House

August 8, 2013 by  
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The Book Look will meet on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 PM to discuss the book, “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. Here is a description of the book from Amazon.

In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. 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. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe sets out to get some answers of his own. The quest takes him first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning. Louise Erdrich’s novel embraces tragedy, the comic, a spirit world very much present in the lives of her all-too human characters, and a tale of injustice that is, unfortunately, an authentic reflection of what happens in our own world today.

In November, we will discuss “Still Standing: Surviving Custer’s Last Battle” by our own Don Solenberger and Judith Gotwald. Still Standing is a historical fiction account of the life of Custer and his wife and an indian who was with Custer at the moment of his death and later becomes friends with his widow. Here is a review from Amazon:

This is an intriguing exploration of what might have happened if Custer’s last stand… wasn’t. Through a curious twist we are entertained and educated about a fascinating period of American history. We see much of it through the eyes of Custer’s wife, a strong intelligent woman who navigates and influences the rapidly changing world.

Walt Kaminski will submit a consolidated book order for The Round House on August 19 to eliminate freight charges. Please contact Walt (phone: 610-334-2025; email: kaminsww@gmail.com) if you want him to order a book for you. Copies of Don’s Book, “Still Standing…” will be available for purchase from Walt after September 1.

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