Reading The Round House: A Realistic, Intense Narrative Delivers a Lesson on Gendered and Ethnic Violence

As a summer reading book, we read this book differently than we will read books in the school year. Some of us read it leisurely in a hammock whiling away a summer afternoon. You may have even called Birchbark Books to order another novel by Louise Erdrich and engaged in the very 2020 act ofContinue reading “Reading The Round House: A Realistic, Intense Narrative Delivers a Lesson on Gendered and Ethnic Violence”

A Round House: Seeing a Setting

As I read Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House, I didn’t have a clear image in my mind of the setting of the horrific crime. I knew that it was a sacred place with unclear jurisdiction, but I didn’t have a clear image. I stumbled around online a bit, and I found this image. IContinue reading “A Round House: Seeing a Setting”