Round House

The Round House

Louise Erdrich
General Fiction
Harper; First Edition
Hardcover, 336 pages

What a terrific book! Narrated by 13-year-old Joe, Louise Erdrich's newly released novel, The Round House, is all at once a gripping page-turner and a tender coming-of-age tale about how maturity alters our relationship with our parents, delivering us a new kind of love and pain. The reservation setting also affords a rich, layered look into a culture unfamiliar to many of us. We cannot recommend this book highly enough.