Evening Book Group
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Evening Book Group
WhereQueen Anne Branch
Room LocationStuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich.
Book DescriptionNorth 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 Ojibwa 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.
View in Catalog"LaRose" by Louise Erdrich
Next Month's Title"March Book One" by John Lewis
NotesThis group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.


Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.
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Contact Phone206-386-4227
Contact InfoQueen Anne Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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