The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Winner of the National Book Award for fiction, this haunting novel is set on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota where a terrible crime has taken place and has upended the lives of one of the Native American families.  When his mother is brutally assaulted and withdraws from the family, 13-year-old Joe is hurtled into the adult world. As his father’s attempts to uncover the truth behind the crime are constantly blocked by the judicial system, Joe becomes obsessed with finding justice on his own. His quest takes him to the Round House, a spiritual place for the tribe.  

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