North Dakota’s Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award

Last night in New York City, the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction was presented to Louise Erdrich for The Round House.  Outstanding!  Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and now lives in Minnesota.  She is the author of numerous award-winning books.

 About The Round House

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 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 prepared.  Read more …

We have this book in the BSC Library … check it out!

Other 2012 National Book Award winners were:

Read more about the awards …

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