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.
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
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.