Suggested One Read: The Round House

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2014 One Read book! Nominations are now closed, but we will continue highlighting some of the suggested titles here throughout the month of December.

Book cover for The Round House by Louis ErdrichOne area reader highly recommends Louise Erdrich’s “The Round House.” Our nominator states, “It’s a compelling story exploring issues that haven’t yet been discussed with previous One Read selections – Native American sovereignty law and history. It’s also a coming of age story and delves into family relationships and the nature of good and evil.” Written in the voice fourteen-year-old Joe Coutz, living on a reservation in North Dakota, this novel follows the teenager’s attempt to discover who brutally attacked his mother, a horrific event that plunges her into a deep depression and threatens to destroy his family.

See other readers’ nominations for One Read 2014.