Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: The Round House


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For Book Beginnings:
Small trees had attacked my parents' house at the foundation.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:
He shuffled away the papers, stood up. The light caught the lines in his face and they deepened to cracks. He looked a thousand years old. 
- p. 55 (p. 56 is blank)

I've just started this (50 pages in) and it's already hit me really hard. I wonder how I am going to get through this emotional book? Let's see as I'll get my review up next week in time for the tour.

Have a wonderful Friday!
Synopsis: 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. 
While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

10 comments:

  1. The Friday 56 is really poignant.

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  2. I have been very curious about this one...now it is definitely going on my list. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST


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  3. This story sounds intense, but coming from a masterful author, it is sure to be memorable. Here's my Friday blog post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/friday-focus-first-blogoversary.html

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  4. Sounds like an intriguing novel! Both the book opening and the sentences later one really grab the reader...hope you're enjoying it :)

    My Friday Book Memes

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  5. That sounds very interesting. The idea of Joe and his friends investigating the crime sounds both touching and scary. Hope there was a good result here...

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  6. Since I loved Tony Hillerman's Navajo police stories, I'm sure I'd enjoy this book too. Thanks for introducing me to it!
    My post today features FLY OR FALL.

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  7. THANKS for sharing...I haven't heard of this book.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  8. I wonder what he was reading...

    my friday 56 is here http://www.DangledCarat.com/?p=295

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  9. I love the words the author used. Quite clever writing from hat I have seen so far.

    Happy weekend!

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