Like a couple of its predecessors, Louise Erdrich’s newest book, LaRose, returns to the Ojibwe territory of North Dakota. It begins with a fatal tragedy: while hunting, Landreaux Iron shoots and kills his neighbor’s five-year-old son, Dusty. The neighbor, Peter Ravich, is Landreaux’s best friend, and their sons were best friends. Dusty’s death is promptly ruled an accident,Continue reading “LaRose”

The Round House

If you’ve read Louise Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves (2008), the name “Coutts” will probably ring a bell. In her newest book, The Round House, Erdrich returns to familiar grounds and picks up where Geraldine and Bazil Coutts left off. Now married and the parents of a twelve year old boy named Joe, the happy family’sContinue reading “The Round House”

Quickies: The Plague of Doves & A Confederacy of Dunces

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich Audiobook Publisher/Year: HarperAudio, 2009 Narrators: Peter Francis James & Kathleen McInerney Source: Library What it is: The brutal murder of a white family on a farm in North Dakota sends an angry group of men out to the nearby Ojibwe reservation in search of the murderer. The injustice of what happens willContinue reading “Quickies: The Plague of Doves & A Confederacy of Dunces”