Title: LaRose
Authors: Erdrich, Louise
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 372
Year: 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown
Language: English
Description: When five-year-old Dusty Ravich is shot in a hunting accident, the Ravich and Iron families must find a way to deal with the tragedy on their close-knit North Dakota reservation. Following ancient Obijwe tribal traditions, five-year-old LaRose Iron is in turn 'gifted' to the Ravich family in retribution, and thus begins a journey of fragile recovery.

With its focus on contemporary Native American culture, this is a powerful, well-crafted story examining the quest for justice and restoration in a fractured community.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"An extremely well-crafted book, with characters that haunt you for days after reading the book."

"A story full of human emotion. Great tension."

"An interesting plot with an unusual way of trying to provide justice. The many varied characters are well portrayed."

"A book of wide appeal considering the effects of accidents."

" I enjoyed the suspenseful writing – the style respected the reader and the subject."

"Another excellent Erdrich book about the Native American culture."
Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, Tragedy/disaster, America, 2019 Titles


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