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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Louise Erdrich’s Novel ‘The Round House’ Wins National Book Award -

Beating out an unusually competitive field, Louise Erdrich won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “The Round House,” a novel about a teenage boy’s effort to investigate an attack on his mother on a North Dakota reservation, and his struggle to come to terms with the violence in their culture.


I for one find it difficult to believe that a novel about racial injustice would win a national book award. --TS

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I plan to read the book in spite of its overexposed theme. Erdrich is a so much better writer than most of the others who deal with racial issues that it is not surprising that she takes the blue.

Posted by: Kieth | Nov 23, 2012 12:10:29 PM