Mar 3 2013 18:00
Mar 3 2013 19:30
Join us for the Reading Rainbow Book Club for lesbians and their friends. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Round House by Louise Erdrich. All books are chosen by Reading Rainbow club members and members receive 10% off the book club pick from Charis Books and More. This event is co-sponsored by Charis Circle's From Margin to Center Literary Program. The suggested donation is $5. Click here to donate in advance by credit card.
About the book:
ne 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.