The Round House

Title : The Round House
Author : Louise Erdrich
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 9781472108173
Date : 2013-02-07

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A mother is brutally raped by a man on their North Dakota reservation where she lives with her husband and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Traumatized and afraid, she takes to her bed and refuses to talk to anyone - including the police. While her husband, a tribal judge, endeavours to wrest justice from a situation that defies his keenest efforts, young Joe's world shifts on its child's axis. Confused, and nursing a complicated fury, Joe sets out to find answers that might put his mother's attacker behind bars - and make everything right again. Or so he hopes. The Round House is a poignant and abundantly humane story of a young boy pitched prematurely into an unjust adult world. It is a story of vivid survival; and tt confirms Louise Erdrich as one of America's most distinctive contemporary novelists.

The Round House

Title : The Round House
Author : Louise Erdrich
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN 13 : 9780062065261
Date : 2012-10-02

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The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction. 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 Doves with 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 Medicine, The 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.

Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

Title : Building a Low Impact Roundhouse
Author : Tony Wrench
Publisher : Permanent Publications
ISBN 13 : 1856230422
Date : 2008

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Tony Wrench has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Building a Low Impact Roundhouse also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Building a Low Impact Roundhouse book for free.

Ralph of the Roundhouse

Title : Ralph of the Roundhouse
Author : Allen Chapman
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : HARVARD:HNJA4I
Date : 1906

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Allen Chapman has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Ralph of the Roundhouse also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ralph of the Roundhouse book for free.

Run to the Roundhouse Nellie He can t corner you there

Title : Run to the Roundhouse Nellie He can t corner you there
Author : Shubert Fendrich
Publisher : Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
ISBN 13 :
Date : 1973

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Shubert Fendrich has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Run to the Roundhouse Nellie He can t corner you there also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Run to the Roundhouse Nellie He can t corner you there book for free.

The Round House

Title : The Round House
Author : Reginald Arkell
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105027086037
Date : 1958

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Reginald Arkell has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from The Round House also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Round House book for free.

The Round House

Title : The Round House
Author : Louise Erdrich
Publisher : The New York Times® Best Sellers: Books
ISBN 13 :
Date : 2012-10-01

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National Book Award Winner One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning. Written with undeniable urgency, and illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life in a community where Ojibwe and white live uneasily together, The Round House is a brilliant and entertaining novel, a masterpiece of literary fiction. Louise Erdrich embraces tragedy, the comic, a spirit world very much present in the lives of her all-too-human characters, and a tale of injustice that is, unfortunately, an authentic reflection of what happens in our own world today. Amazon.com Review Likely to be dubbed the Native American To Kill a Mockingbird, Louise Erdrich’s moving, complex, and surprisingly uplifting new novel tells of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother. Drawn from real-life statistics about racially inspired attacks on our country’s reservations, this tale is forceful but never preachy, thanks in large part to Erdrich’s understated but glorious prose and her apparent belief in the redemptive power of storytelling. --Sara Nelson Review “Erdrich threads a gripping mystery and multilayered portrait of a community through a deeply affecting coming-of-age novel.” (Karen Holt, O, the Oprah Magazine ) “A sweeping, suspenseful outing from this prizewinning, generation-spanning chronicler of her Native American people, the Ojibwe of the northern plains...a sumptuous tale.” (Elle ) “A stunning and devastating tale of hate crimes and vengeance…Erdrich covers a vast spectrum of history, cruel loss, and bracing realizations. A preeminent tale in an essential American saga.” (Donna Seaman, Booklist, Starred Review of THE ROUND HOUSE ) “The story pulses with urgency as she [Erdrich] probes the moral and legal ramifications of a terrible act of violence.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review of THE ROUND HOUSE ) “Erdrich skillfully makes Joe’s coming-of-age both universal and specific…the story is also ripe with detail about reservation life, and with her rich cast of characters, Erdrich provides flavor, humor and depth. Joe’s relationship with his father, Bazil, a judge, has echoes of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.” (Library Journal, Starred Review of THE ROUND HOUSE ) “Moving, complex, and surprisingly uplifting…likely to be dubbed the Native American TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” (Parade, Fall's Best Books ) “Riveting…One of Erdrich’s most suspenseful novels.... It vividly portrays both the deep tragedy and crazy comedy of life.” (BookPage, Cover/Feature Review ) “A gripping mystery with a moral twist: Revenge might be the harshest punishment, but only for the victims. A-” (Entertainment Weekly ) “THE ROUND HOUSE is filled with stunning language that recalls shades of Faulkner, Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison. Deeply moving, this novel ranks among Erdrich’s best work, and it is impossible to forget.” (USA Today ) “Erdrich never shields the reader or Joe from the truth…She writes simply, without flourish.” (Philadelphia Inquirer ) “An artfully balanced mystery, thriller and coming-of-age story…this novel will have you reading at warp speed to see what happens next.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune ) “Emotionally compelling…Joe is an incredibly endearing narrator, full of urgency and radiant candor…the story he tells transforms a sad, isolated crime into a revelation about how maturity alters our relationship with our parents, delivering us into new kinds of love and pain.” (Ron Charles, Washington Post ) “Erdrich’s bittersweet contemplation of love and friendship, morality and generativity…result in a tender, tough coming-of-age tale.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer ) “…a powerful human story…By boring deeply into one person’s darkest episode, Erdrich hits the bedrock truth about a whole community.” (Maria Russo, New York Times Book Review ) “Each new Erdrich novel adds new layers of pathos and comedy, earthiness and spiritual questing, to her priceless multigenerational drama. THE ROUND HOUSE is one of her best -- concentrated, suspenseful, and morally profound.” (Jane Ciabattari, Boston Globe ) “THE ROUND HOUSE is a stunning piece of architecture. It is carefully, lovingly, disarmingly constructed. Even the digressions demand strict attention.” (Susan Salter Reynolds, Newsday ) “One of the most pleasurable aspects of Erdrich’s writing…is that while her narratives are loose and sprawling, the language is always tight and poetically compressed…In the end there’s nothing, not the arresting plot or the shocking ending of THE ROUND HOUSE, that resonates as much as the characters.” (San Francisco Chronicle ) “Wise and suspenseful…Erdrich’s voice as well as her powers of insight and imagination fully infuse this novel…She writes so perceptively and brilliantly about the adolescent passion for justice that one is transported northward to her home territory.” (Chicago Tribune ) “Joe may be one of Erdrich’s best-drawn characters; he’s conflicted, feisty one moment, scared and disappointed the next. THE ROUND HOUSE will inevitably draw comparisons to Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD…” (Miami Herald ) “Louise Erdrich’s prose is spare, precise, smooth as polished stone. Her books are rich with literary muscle.” -Austin American-Statesman (Austin American-Statesman ) “The story draws the reader unstoppably page by page.” (Seattle Times ) “While Erdrich is known as a brilliant chronicler of the American Indian experience, her insights into our family, community, and spiritual lives transcend any category.” (Reader's Digest ) “The novel showcases her [Erdrich’s] extraordinary ability to delineate the ties of love, resentment, need, duty and sympathy that bind families together…[a] powerful novel worth reading.” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times ) “Erdrich has given us a multitude of narrative voices and stories. Never before has she given us a novel with a single narrative voice so smart, rich and full of surprises as she has in The Round House…and, I would argue, her best so far.” (NPR/All Thing's Considered ) “Haunting…a bittersweet coming-of-age tale…tender but unsentimental and buoyed by subtle wit” (People ) “Poignant and surprisingly funny, it’s the acclaimed writer’s best book yet.” (O, the Oprah Magazine, "Our Favorite Reads of 2012" )

The Round House

Title : The Round House
Author : Louis Paul DeGrado
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN 13 : 9780595288137
Date : 2003-07-01

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Join the adventure of four curious boys as they dare to visit a suspected haunted house. "So far our night had been uneventful and now we were at the pinnacle of our quest. If there was nothing up here, there was nothing to find and our adventure would be over. There would be no story to tell and we had risked getting into big trouble to come up empty handed. Still, as I stood there at the top of the stairs, I couldn't shake the feeling that there was something in the cold darkness of that house: a presence beyond that of four curious boys. Maybe it was a sensation left over from the previous occupants, or my imagination running wild." "I've been waiting a long time to get this story finished. I believe it will be appealing to adults and youth. This is only the beginning of the Questors' adventures." -Louis Paul DeGrado

The Questors Adventures

Title : The Questors Adventures
Author : Louis Paul DeGrado
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN 13 : 1475944713
Date : 2012-09-10

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What do you call a group of boys who set out to explore the unknown? the Moaning Walls They called themselves the Questors, and they’re ready for excitement, adventure and mayhem. Brothers Mike and Louie, ages ten and thirteen, and their two best friends, Chad and Shane, are curious when they hear about a haunted house in their neighborhood. They decide to investigate, but before they get to the house, they must first overcome many obstacles—such as figuring out how to get around a large, black dog named Mutt that lies in their path. Summoning their courage, the boys manage to reach the haunted house, where jittery nerves and active imaginations keep them on their toes. In their second adventure, The Moaning Walls, one of the questors is threatened by mysterious sounds coming from the attic. Once again the boys must use their skills to solve the mystery. Aided by one of their teachers, a believer in the supernatural, and Stacey, Shane’s eleven-year-old sister, the boys fib their way into a night in the house alone with the mysterious presence. Will they discover the reason for the sounds—or be frightened out of their wits in the process?

LaRose

Title : LaRose
Author : Louise Erdrich
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 9781472151889
Date : 2016-05-10

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Late summer in North Dakota, 1999: Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence but only when he staggers closer does he realise he has killed his neighbour's son. Dusty Ravich, the deceased boy, was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have been close for years and their children played together despite going to different schools. Landreaux is horrified at what he's done; fighting off his longstanding alcoholism, he ensconces himself in a sweat lodge and prays for guidance. And there he discovers an old way of delivering justice for the wrong he's done. The next day he and his wife Emmaline deliver LaRose to the bereaved Ravich parents. Standing on the threshold of the Ravich home, they say, 'Our son will be your son now'. LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Gradually he's allowed visits with his birth family, whose grief for the son and brother they gave away mirrors that of the Raviches. The years pass and LaRose becomes the linchpin that links both families. As the Irons and the Raviches grow ever more entwined, their pain begins to subside. But when a man who nurses a grudge against Landreaux fixates on the idea that there was a cover-up the day Landreaux killed Dusty - and decides to expose this secret - he threatens the fragile peace between the two families...