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Common Read 2019: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Tutt Library has many of Louise Erdrich's works. In addition to award winning novels, she has written short stories and poems.

We also have some films with interviews with this author, one in particular deals with this novel: New Erdrich Novel Deals With Crime and Jurisdiction on North Dakota Reservation (through Films on Demand). 

Please visit the small display of Special Collections materials related to Louise Edrich and the Ojibwe on the Garden Level in front of Special Collections.


2019-2020 CC Common Read: The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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 Doveswith 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 MedicineThe 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.

(from https://www.coloradocollege.edu/other/common-read/)