A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Horrified when he accidentally kills his best friend's five-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own young son to his friend's family according to ancient tradition, a decision that helps both families reach a tenuous peace that is threatened by vengeful adversary.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Aug 31, 2018

A good story but not my favorite among Erdrich's novels.

FW_librarian Apr 29, 2018

A heart-wrenching and reflective book that exposes the vulnerabilities of our cultural backgrounds and the effect it has on our relationships. We feel the dilemmas and the compassion that connects each resident to each other’s past, present and, inevitable future. Erdrich is an artist when it comes to character development. This is an excellent book group discussion choice.

ArapahoeAnnaL Mar 06, 2018

Compelling characters and dialog that rings true, Native American life on a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, gripping themes of tragedy and redemption - I can't say enough good things about this book!

Aug 11, 2017

So disappointing. A real struggle to read. Far too long, and more a young adult than adult book. Melodramatic soap opera, more popular than literary.

Jul 10, 2017

I was expecting the character LaRose to be the impressive woman of that name in Erdrich's earlier novel Round House. Instead we find generations of LaRoses and all of them memorable. What an ear for teen-age chatter! The final epilogue chapter about the high school graduation party is uplifting--each character except one finds a reward, as does the reader. I also recommend Round House.

Mar 27, 2017

Erdrich’s family story starts in tragedy and foreshadows what may be more. This multi-generational story follows one gifted Native American boy named LaRose and the generations of people previous who have borne this name.

It has all the fingerprints of a classic, exceptional characters, prose and storytelling. Dense and rich—a winner.

Mar 26, 2017

My favorite Erdrich story made me feel good to read it. I loved watching a strong Native American family share their son, Larose, with a neighbor family, after the accidental death of a son. I loved the strong (and the weak) characters. I loved Snow and Josette, what a remarkable pair of high school students. Erdich can blend modern reservation life with a respect for the past and make you cheer for the success of her characters, and empathize with emotions of loss and the importance of family and community.

Mar 04, 2017

La Rose by Louise Erdrich is a really wonderful book. It's a story about loss and healing and forgiveness. I would recommend it!

smc_1 Jan 21, 2017

A perfect book!! Beautifully written, powerful story about 2 families torn apart after the tragic death of one of their sons, about First Nations culture, reconciliation, childhood, parenthood, loss, families. I did not want this book to end; it will stay with me for a long time.

Jan 06, 2017

Loved this book - it was the first book i read by this author - the story was heartbreaking - two familys with so much love - it was a beautiful book - you will love it - and i fell in love with La Rose - all of them

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