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P.O.V. Book Club

P.O.V. Book Club

In this book club we discover new points of view (P.O.V.) by reading authors from varying backgrounds. Selections include fiction and non-fiction.

November Selection - LaRose by Louise Erdrich

P.O.V.: Erdrich writes from her perspective as an Ojibwe woman. She often weaves Native American history and traditions into her novels- an opportunity for readers to learn more about contemporary Native American life.

Summary: North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence - but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition - the sweat lodge - for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now," they tell them.

Date:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Sherwood Meeting Room
Library Branch:
Sherwood Regional Library
Categories:
Book Group Native and Indigenous People's Month
Audience:
  Adults  
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