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    Fascinating novel with an urgent feel of truth

    I had to get accustomed to the author's writing style, where punctuation disappears, but tdhings quickly began to flow. I loved the insights into a Native American community, and life on the reservation will never seem the same to me. Many of my stereotypes have been shattered, and I'm appalled at what I learned about the limited conrol these communities have over their own legal matters. The characters are fascinating and memorable, and the storyline intriguing and often tense. Highly recommended
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    The Round House by Louise Erdrich

    This is an excellent book for book clubs. There are several themes to discuss: justice, revenge, victimhood, and treatment of women all of which are universal issues but in this particular case, wrapped up in the tangled history of the Native American and their treatment by the US Government. This is especially well done as it is told from the point of view of a 13 year old son so aspects of coming of age add to the completeness of this book.
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    Beautiful and Haunting

    This is just a wonderful novel and I cannot wait to discuss it at book club!
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    The Roundhouse was a surprisingly great read!

    I wasn't at all sure what to expect in this book, but in the end, I couldn't put it down and even learned a little about the Native American culture.
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    first class read

    This very talented author has won a number of prestigious awards. The novel is a rape/murder mystery told from the perspective of a 13 year old boy. Somewhat enlightening for the non-native reader about native issues it is at the same time a deft and exciting work of fiction.
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