It’s The Stacks Book Club Day, and we’re joined again by Mina Kimes of ESPN, to discuss Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House. This page-turning coming-of-age story is set in 1988 North Dakota and follows a boy and his friends seeking justice for a horrific crime. Today we talk about the merits of vengeance, the relationship between coming into ones sexuality and understanding consent, and the flaws in the criminal legal system especially in regard to American tribal lands.
There are spoilers in this episode.
Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out what our book club pick will be in March 2023.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich
- The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
- William Faulkner
- Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
- Larose by Louise Erdrich
- “Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma” (Adam Liptak, The New York Times)
- True Biz by Sara Nović
- “Suicide bomber destroys U.S. embassy in Beirut” (History.com)
- Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1986)
- Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter, 1995)
- Reservation Dogs (FX)
- The Body by Stephen King
- Aza Erdrich Abe
- Birchbark Books & Native Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
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