The Round House is the 2017/2018 selection for UO's Common Reading program. Told from the point of view of a 13-year old Ojibwe boy, this coming of age novel follows his story as he grapples with the rape of his mother. For more information about the book or to read discussions related to it, check out the following resources:
Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels, several children's books, and more that often highlight the lives of Native Americans. She is also the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore in Minneapolis. For more information about the author, please check out the following resources:
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Freshman students receive a copy of the common reading book at IntroDUCKtion. Other students and faculty interested in reading this year's selection can purchase a copy at the UO bookstore or your preferred bookseller. The book is also available to check out through UO Libraries.
These reviews offer a view of the critical discourse surrounding this book: