The Round House

book club: the round house

You are invited to join the Alumni Book Club on Wednesday, June 5  from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (CT) to discuss The Round House written by Louise Erdrich. The discussion is facilitated by Dr. Paula Derdiger, Associate Professor of English at UMD.

The Alumni Book Club is free to join and participants are responsible for purchasing their own copy of The Round House



Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

7:00 - 8:30 PM (CT)

Hosted on ZOOM



About the Book

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 because 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.