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The Round House
The Round House | Louise Erdrich
National Book Award WinnerOne 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 as 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, who is 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.Written with undeniable urgency, and illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life in a community where Ojibwe and white live uneasily together, The Round House is a brilliant and entertaining novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction. Louise Erdrich 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.
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Larkken
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Erdrich continues to be a favorite! This book was devastating, poignant, informative, and surprisingly funny - and it all combines to create a slice-of-life story that is just so real. I didn‘t love the audiobook narration, which came across too old for the coming-of-age theme… but otherwise a solid pick and a great start to #Authoramonth 😊

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BarkingMadRead
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This book was heartbreaking. #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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BarkingMadRead
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Starting this one today for #authoramonth

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Megabooks
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Wow, Soubhi!! You were so generous with this #AuthorAMonth prize pack! My first Olive Edition 🤩 plus my first Le Guin and Okorafor too. The Round House and Haroun were fantastic choices. 👍🏻 I was hoping to read more Australian authors, so I‘m really pleased with Only Killers as my non-AAM choice. Thank you!!

Had to show off my new Elizabeth Warren bookend too!

squirrelbrain Wow, what an amazing prize! And I love that Soubhi chose authors from the upcoming year of #aam! ❤️ 2w
Ruthiella I love your bookend! Did you get it on Etsy? 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain me too, especially since I needed some from these authors!! 😁 2w
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Megabooks @Ruthiella they have an Etsy shop, but I buy from their individual online storefront. This is from their feminist collection, but they also have city skylines, photos, etc. Here‘s a link to the feminist sets. https://getarchd.com/products/build-your-own-feminist-women-bookend-set 2w
shortsarahrose LOVE the Elizabeth Warren bookend! I have a couple of her presidential campaign signs from the Iowa Caucus framed in my condo. 2w
Soubhiville 😊 I hope you‘ll enjoy them! 2w
Megabooks @Soubhiville I will!! 😁💜 2w
Megabooks @shortsarahrose thanks!! She‘s one of my favorite politicians. V cool to have a framed sign! 2w
azulaco I love that bookend! 2w
BarbaraBB What a great bunch of books 😍😍 2w
batsy Wow, fabulous! 2w
Megabooks @azulaco thanks!! 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes!! Soubhi chose great!! 😁 2w
Megabooks @batsy 😁😁🤩 2w
Centique What an amazing selection. I loved Round House so much. 2w
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Amiable
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A soft pick. I enjoyed the story (as much as one can “enjoy” a book about rape and violence against women 😖), although the narrative meandered so much at times that I actually read right over the climax and had to go back and reread that section. This book has been sitting on my shelves for years—thankful for #AuthorAMonth for moving it to the forefront and off the pile. Onward!

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Amiable
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Is there anything better than a rainy, gloomy Saturday when you‘re awake before anyone else (except the cat), and you can snuggle right down into the couch and enjoy your stack of books and a mug of tea in glorious solitude?

sherrisilvera Sounds glorious! 3w
Amiable @sherrisilvera I got about 35 minutes of solitude before my husband got up. Sigh. 😏 3w
Tamra Oh my! If only I wasn‘t a devoted sleeper! It sounds heavenly. 3w
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Karisimo
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This was my 4th Louise Erdrich book, but my first for #AuthorAMonth2023 Not in my top favorites, but a solid quality writer that I don‘t mind picking up every now and then.

This audiobook was not read by the author, so may be a good alternative for those of you who didn‘t love her narration.

@Soubhiville

Karisimo I forgot to mention that the Star Trek TNG references were so fun! 3w
Amiable I‘m reading this now, also for the monthly author challenge. I‘ve never read anything by her before, and I‘m enjoying it. (As much as you can enjoy a book about rape and violence against women, that is. 😬) If this isn‘t your favorite, which one(s) would you recommend? 3w
Karisimo @Amiable I like all of Erdrich's book about the same. None of them rank among my favorites, but aren't bad either! 3w
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KristiAhlers
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I have found a new favorite author. There is just something about the way this woman writes! It‘s so lyrical and so descriptive and the characters she crafts seem so very real. This is a heartbreaking but at the same time strong read. Truly understand why this woman is an award winning writer.

TheBookHippie Oh yes I‘ve read her entire catalog I think ! Enjoy! 1mo
jlhammar She's one of my favorites! Loved this book. 1mo
KristiAhlers @TheBookHippie my goal is to read her backlist before summer. 💜 1mo
KristiAhlers @jlhammar this cemented it for me. I‘m a total fan 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
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I haven‘t gotten all of my #authoramonth 2023 books planned out, but I did score this one today at a used book store in Winchester VA, so I have January covered! @Soubhiville

KristiAhlers Oh i haven‘t read that one of hers! 2mo
Soubhiville Nice! I have this on my TBR as well. 2mo
SamAnne I really enjoyed this one. 2mo
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BC_Dittemore
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Every time I read Erdrich‘s work, I grow to look at her characters as extended family, to feel for them as I would my own. When they hurt, I cry with them. When they joke, I laugh with them. When they experience injustice I get angry with them.

The Round House is, at its core, about family, both immediate and extended, and what happens in the aftermath of a violent crime. The novel is a wonder, and like family, I will defend it, flaws and all.

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Kangaj1
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@thearomaofbooks #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

#TBRDeckOfCards #Roll100 #covertocover

Here's my October list. I've been thinking about how I want to structure my reading next year. I am planning to limit my challenges and read either spines of a certain color each month from my shelves or focus on one shelf per month. I did not read near enough of my owned TBR and I am hoping this will help!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
SamAnne Loved Round House! 4mo
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DyAnne
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OMG. I got to go to Birch Bark, the bookstore that Louise Erdrich owns!

Megabooks Cool!! 6mo
jlhammar Yay! Great shop, right? Did you treat yourself to any new books? 6mo
DyAnne @jlhammar Yes! They ship books, so I was able to buy several even though I have no room in my suitcase. 😊 I got signed copies of three of Erdrich‘s books. 6mo
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jlhammar @DyAnne That‘s awesome. She‘s one of my favorite authors. 6mo
sarahbarnes So cool! I really want to get there someday! 6mo
SamAnne Swoon. 6mo
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MelKelsey
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Book 66

I listened to The Round House, a story of how a teenaged son, his father, and his tribe respond to an attack on his mother. The reader's cadence was slow at times; listening at 1.5 speed helped. I recommend it as a book rather than an audiobook. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

melissajayne I read it as an ebook about 2 years ago and thought it was ok. 8mo
MelKelsey @melissajayne so maybe it wasn't the format; thanks for sharing! 8mo
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Susanita
The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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1. Sad but well done book set in #NorthDakota
2. I‘ve never been to ND but would love to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
#RoadTripUSA2022
#TravelTuesday

megnews This and some other Erdrich‘s set in ND are on my tbr. 10mo
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cant_i'm_booked
The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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I like Gary Farmer (he was great in Dead Man, Reservation Dogs) so him narrating this audiobook was a real treat. This was a sad book, examining how rape can sow deep aftereffects of distance, grief, and resentment between family members. Not to mention the slowness of retributive justice, exacerbated by snarls of red tape and confusing land jurisdiction policy: all trials of living on a modern US Native American reservation.

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reclusivepigeon
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I can‘t really say that I enjoyed this book, but I appreciated it. Even though I live only 10 miles from a reservation and went to school along side indigenous students, I was completely ignorant of Native American history, the criminal justice system, everything. This book addresses the extreme rates of violence against Native women and the flawed jurisdiction laws, leaving many perpetrators walking free.

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Chrissyreadit
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#lmpbc This was a tough read for me. I could not read it at night because it just made me sad. Erdrich is a master storyteller, I felt like I was in the book observing the events. It just broke my heart many times over for many reasons. I‘m glad it was part of this round though- both books I read were incredible.

Suet624 She has an astounding body of work. Each one is so good. 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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I‘m glad this book was picked for #lmpbc but I‘m struggling with it- I have to put it down frequently because I become so upset in some sections, and this was one. The in my face that gerrymandering is nothing new. States are not about expanding rights- they are about limiting and taking and exploiting and it‘s always NOT to benefit people of color. Drawing the maps, redistricting for 250 years.

Ruthiella I found this a hard book to read as well. Erdrich points out a lot of injustices and brutality. 1y
GingerAntics Yeah, you‘d think after all these decades, after two and a half centuries, citizens would demand more, but I honestly think most people have no clue and don‘t even care that they don‘t know. It‘s sad, because that‘s going to lead to the distraction of POC, women, children… everyone but white, male, Protestant, cis gendered citizens. 1y
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GingerAntics
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This is such a brilliant book. The themes of injustice, revenge, and family are all woven together in such a wonderful way. The characters are lovable and real. I couldn‘t stop once I‘d started.
#LouiseErdrich #TheRoundHouse #IndigenousVoices2021

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GingerAntics
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I have been on this train!!! 😂🤣😂 It‘s so disorienting to get off a train in the middle of the night, in the middle of a strange place. As I was reading the interviews in the back of the book, I discovered that Erdrich also got hepatitis in the same small town where my mother attended college. This is what I love so much about local authors. Their stories just as easily could be yours. 💙💙💙
#LouiseErdrich #TheRoundHouse #IndigenousVoices2021

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GingerAntics
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I wasn‘t sure if she‘d made up St. Luke‘s Hospital. Everything up here is Sanford or Essentia, but sure enough, it‘s a Sanford hospital now. 💙💙💙
#LouiseErdrich #TheRoundHouse #IndigenousVoices2021

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GingerAntics
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What a GREAT detail!!! After 20 years away, this is one of the first things we put in the shopping cart our first grocery shopping trip back in MN. These are THE BEST potato chips. Their pretzels are the best, too. Both are in our kitchen right now.
#LouiseErdrich #TheRoundHouse #IndigenousVoices2021 #OldDutchPotatoChips #OldDutchPretzels #OldDutch

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Kshakal
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Eggs ❤️ love Erdrich ❤️ 1y
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GingerAntics
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Taking this audiobook/paperback combo for a ride. I love Erdrich, so I‘m excited for this one. Plus, I‘m finally adding another book to #IndigenousVoices2021 #LouiseErdrich #TheRoundHouse

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SamAnne
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5 star read. Centers on a violent crime in a tribal community & how clashes between white & Indian law, between Tribal & non-Tribal jurisdictions impacts the case & the community as a whole. Loved how Erdrich used a compelling story w/ great characters to shed light on the historical & current attacks on Tribal sovereignty & the intersections of race & law. A bit late. Hitting mail today. #LMPBC @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBokaneer @phantomx

TheBookKeepers ❤️ 2y
Tamra Have you read The Night Watchman yet? I have read Last Report twice I loved it so much. Others have missed the mark for me. (edited) 2y
SamAnne @Tamra loved The Night Watchman. More than the tagged actually. The recent one of hers that didn‘t hit any mark for me is tagged below. Future dystopian isn‘t her zone. (edited) 2y
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bernadette I thought this was such a powerful, beautifully written book, too. It stayed with me for a long time after reading. 2y
WanderingBookaneer I just got this book in the mail. Are you sure this was meant for me? I thought I was in the poetry group. (edited) 1y
SamAnne Oh no!!!! Did I switch up the books? I will get you a new copy in the mail. Crap. 1y
SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer I can‘t believe I did that. And I was trying to be so careful because I‘m always worried I will do that. A copy of Post colonial love poem will be expedited your way on Monday. I am so sorry. Gah! 1y
WanderingBookaneer Who do I send this to? Email me the person‘s info: jaimitapr@yahoo.com (edited) 1y
WanderingBookaneer Also, i‘m not mad. This was in my TBR and now I‘ll get to read it this weekend. 1y
WanderingBookaneer I saw that you tagged me in @Chrissyreadit ‘s post, but I don‘t have her postal address. Can either of you send it to the email above? 1y
SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer will send today! 1y
Chrissyreadit @SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer I sent it but I completely misspelled your name Jeimy I‘m so sorry! I stink at remembering sometimes 1y
SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer ❤️❤️. Oh it‘s good. Enjoy! 1y
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SamAnne
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I have too many books going including tagged, The New Wilderness, Postcolonial Love Poem, Every Last Fear and Invisible. I love hiking, being on water, gardening, fishing, camping. The Round House will be a 5 star read as will Postcolonial Love Poem and fantastic poetry collection that won the Pulitzer. Both are #LMPBC reads! #WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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SamAnne
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Got some reading in down by the Spokane River. Loving this novel. Beautifully drawn characters, compelling story and a great background on tribal law and sovereignty and the long, difficult and ongoing battle to protect tribal rights. I‘m sucked in, which is good considering I need to get in the mail on Monday! #LMPBC @Soff @Chrissyreadit @Pogue

Tamra Lovely view! 2y
Chrissyreadit Beautiful view!!! I‘m also hopeful to mail mine by Monday- but Tuesday is much more likely 🤣. I excited to read your choice- it sounds amazing. 2y
SamAnne @Chrissyreadit mine will likely go out on Tuesday too….I do the best I can! 2y
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Karmapen
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Can never go wrong with Louise Erdrich. This was so gripping from the first chapter, and the character development was amazing and tragic, and even though you are told what still happen on the first page the ending still comes as a shock.

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kissmehardy
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Mehso-so

Picked this up for my book club, and I'm still processing my thoughts. Very well-written and interesting enough to get me to finish, but I don't know if I can say I liked it? Some of Joe's thoughts and digressions just weren't my cup of tea. Glad I finally read one of Erdrich's books, though!

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GingerAntics
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This book also deals with revenge, kind of like The Only Good Indians (which I loved). I can‘t wait to read this one, too.
#LouiseErdrich #TheRoundHouse #Revenge

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Centique
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I loved this book. Understandably as Ive so far loved everything by Louise Erdrich. While this is a stand alone novel, it‘s set in the same community as other Erdrich books - so over time as you read them you pick up new facts, new insights, a layering of knowledge of these families. That is very appealing to me - but some people find it distracting.
TW - this book covers a rape and other crimes.⬇️

Centique What made this readable for me is that it‘s told from the perspective of the 13 year old son of the victim. While he sees his mother traumatised - he‘s not inside her head. This is really the story of a family going through trauma and grief and trying to recover and some of the support they get. It‘s an homage to good friends and family in that way.⬇️ 2y
Centique It also deals with the lack of justice for indigenous peoples, and the burden that places back on victims. 😭😭⬇️ 2y
Centique Lastly - background is a perfect summers day in the Bay of Islands for those of you needing some #armchairtravel 2y
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KathyWheeler This is the only Erdrich book I‘ve ever read and I really liked it. I love that background pic; it‘s so beautiful! 2y
Ruthiella This book was a little too intense for me. I‘m so glad I read The Night Watchman last year (loved it) and found it humorous...not necessarily lighter, but broken up with humor. 2y
Lcsmcat I read this while I was in paralegal school, and I was fascinated by her use of jurisdiction to add to the plot - state, federal, or tribal. 2y
Megabooks Beautiful water! 2y
GingerAntics Oh, this one is on my list for this year! I‘m so glad you liked it. 2y
Cathythoughts Book sounds good 👍🏻 beautiful pic , luck you ❤️ 2y
CuriousG LOVED this book! I have several other Erdrich novels on my shelf now just waiting to be read 2y
readordierachel You make me want to pull this off my shelf and read it next. Lovely review and picture 2y
Gogobooks Excellent story! 2y
Nute I need to read this book because I was very excited about it when I purchased it. 2y
Centique @Nute it is so good! I loved seeing the world through this kids eyes. 2y
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inthegreensandblues
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Weekend acquisitions! I received The Round House for free as this year's selection for Read Across Lawrence/NEA Big Read. Really looking forward to the online events themed around this book. 📚🤓

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Hestapleton
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Popping in for #24b4monday after being reminding by @Clwojick post about needing to get some practice timing myself! Getting the full 24 hours would be good, but with moving chaos, unsure of how likely that is. Hoping to at least start (if not finish) the circled books for #bookspinbingo.

LoveToReadLiveToRead Love the page! 2y
Clwojick Woot woot! I‘m sure you‘ll kill it! 👻🥳 (edited) 2y
Andrew65 Good luck with whatever reading you get in. 2y
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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ My rating had a lot to do with the fact that it took me awhile to get through it and that I felt that the chapters were a bit too long; wished that they had been chopped up into smaller chunks, as I lost a lot of the storyline in those long chapters. The writing was beautiful and it was an excellent story; just was unable to follow it well #fiction #2020 #bookstagram #ebook #comingofage #mystery #ownvoices #bookreview

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plemmdog
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In my 20s, working with Native Americans, I devoured her first three novels. And then for some inexplicable reason, drifted away from her later works. But she‘s coming to my hometown this month, and this was a lovely re-introduction.

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Booktastic
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Well written, made me think and feel some feelings. Also, there aren't a lot of books set in North Dakota, so it's kind of fun to see places you know referenced in a book.
#fictionfeudsociety #ffsshipfaced

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MsLeah8417
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MsLeah8417
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Monday morning reading time

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ItsAnotherJen
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#bookclubbook
The writing was very good! The subject matter is heavy. There is a lot that happened in this book. I can't quite give it 4 stars. It was a good read, but I didn't really love getting back to it. There was a lot of pain and sadness that made it a hard one to love.

JazzFeathers It didn't conquere me either. It was beautifully written and l didn't have problems with the subject matter (l mean, it's dusturbing but it was written realistically and obviously with a lot of care). What detached me from the story was the ending. So bleak and devoid of hope that l thought, why did l even read it? Yeah, maybe l should more honestly say that it was unsatisfying. 3y
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Nebklvr
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A chilling tale of a brutal assault and an inept justice system.

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youneverarrived
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I liked it and read it pretty quickly but it lacked something. I think maybe it was the lack of connection I felt to the characters. Decent read but you know when a book just won‘t be that memorable? One of those for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #indigenousauthor #booked2019

Cinfhen That‘s disappointing to hear but I find most books I read fall into that category 4y
youneverarrived @Cinfhen I generally always take something from a book that I‘ll remember or that makes me think in a different way - I think I‘m just an emotional reader 👩‍🏫 (edited) 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Goof job getting the prompt ✔️ even though you didn‘t ♥️ the 📖. 4y
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Kboltz
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Mehso-so

Joe‘s mom is brutally attacked on their Indian reservation and the killer is in limbo between the laws of the reservation and the law off of the reservation. Good look at how the laws are slanted when it comes to reservation happenings. Sometimes hard to read. The need for this story is there but the final was not as I expected. I didn‘t feel that the mom was taken to a peaceful feeling of safety once again in her home.

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suzisteffen
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One hell of a novel with one hell of an ending, one I wish I hadn‘t had to read. I knew it was coming, sensed it, just ... did not want. A beautifully written, smart book that touches on the rapes and sexual assaults of Native women (in this case, an Anishnaane/Ojibwe woman) and what remains, tribal law, and so much more. Boys, the dumb things they do, some deeply hilarious scenes, sad scenes, etc. Louise Erdrich puts the world in her books. 5⭐️

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suzisteffen
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“The grass had not been mowed yet, but the area where cars parked was covered with scrubby little plants. Horses had pulled all the good plants up by the roots and now tense little weeds rasped beneath the tires of my bike.”

This book is so beautifully written! Sad, funny (I just burst out laughing at the four boys listening to the older women talking about how they could learn to stay hard for five hours 😂), so smart. I love Erdrich‘s books.

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sprainedbrain
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve devoured an entire book in one day, but I couldn‘t stop listening to this.

My second by Erdrich, and I think it‘s safe to say I‘m a fan. Very well-written, powerful coming-of-age story of a Native American boy trying to deal with the horrible rape of his mom. This story is devastating, but also touching, funny, and beautiful, and it packs a major punch.

My #indigenousauthor book for #Booked2019 ✔️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB Great review. I have to read this one! 4y
charl08 Great writer: this was the first of hers I read, and it made me want to chase down her others. 4y
Lcsmcat I loved this book! 4y
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Izai.Amorim Great review!👍 4y
DrexEdit Count me as an Erdrich fan also! 😊 👍 4y
Cinfhen Fantastic review ~ you‘ve sold me on Erdrich 4y
Cinfhen Im just about done my first Erdrich...I‘m blown away!!! WOW!! Her writing is RAZOR SHARP 4y
sprainedbrain @Cinfhen that is a spot-on description of her writing! I haven‘t read Shadow Tag yet... sounds like I should! 4y
Cinfhen I‘m really sucked in by the narration. Wonder if I would have liked it as much in print?!? (edited) 4y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was a denser book - a bit of a slow burn, but very well written. It shows the culture of Native American people during a time or strong divide. It centers around an attack and the violence and racism that influence the hatred behind the attack. This was a really deep book with strong characters. #indigenousauthor #booked2019

Cinfhen I‘m having trouble with my indigenous author pick. Every book I‘ve started is “heavy” and I‘m not feeling it yet🤷‍♀️ 4y
Victoriahoperose @Cinfhen have you read the book I tagged? It‘s good - a little lighter in some ways. 4y
Cinfhen Yes!!! And it was sooo good, despite all the controversy surrounding him. 4y
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jmtrivera
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I admit I didn't love this book, but it made me think about #Justice a lot. #StarTrekSummerMay

Megabooks I haven‘t read this, but I didn‘t like her 2017 botm book. Thanks for responding! 🖖🏻 4y
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suzisteffen
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Another book that‘s been on my TBR pile forever. Gonna finish it before the end of April and give it to the nearest Little Free Library! One chapter in and whew, intense (but, as with all Erdrich books, very good). #tbrpile

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Butterfinger
Round House | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

Definitely will stay with me for a long time. Incredible writing and characterization. Please read if you are interested in reservation life in the 80s to current time.

#Booked19 11/24 (indigenous author) @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

alisiakae I love her books! 4y
AmyG I lover her books, too. She is a wonderful writer. 4y
Cinfhen I might try this one for this prompt!!! 4y
Butterfinger @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft I would not have known about her without this prompt. Thank you. 4y
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LibraryCin
The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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Mehso-so

The beginning of the book started off with a “bang”, so to speak, and it kind of ended that way, as well, but it was pretty slow-going in the middle. Overall, it was ok for me. I liked one of the other characters‘ stories a bit better (but that could also be because it was condensed) – Linda. The author included some sad stats at the end of the book, with regards to native women and rape.