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Lake Stevens Library Book Group

LaRose, by Louise Erdrich

2020-06-23 18:30:00 2020-06-23 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Lake Stevens Library Book Group Join us online to discuss LaRose by Louise Erdrich! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Online Classes and Events

Tuesday, June 23
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-06-23 18:30:00 2020-06-23 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Lake Stevens Library Book Group Join us online to discuss LaRose by Louise Erdrich! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Online Classes and Events

Join us online to discuss LaRose by Louise Erdrich! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register.

Join us online to discuss LaRose by Louise Erdrich! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Email address is required.

Ebooks and audiobooks are available for checkout at https://sno-isle.overdrive.com/library/bookclubs/search?query=LaRose+Louise+Erdrich

 

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

North 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 Ojibwe 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.

LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new "sister," Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother's terrifying moods. Gradually he's allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches' own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal.

But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.

Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America's most distinguished literary masters.

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Events are currently scheduled through the summer. The online events calendar is updated frequently as staff develop new ways to offer events remotely with technology.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 02, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Jun 02, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:20am

Wed, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This event is full

Wed, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:15am

Thu, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 4:15pm

Thu, Jun 04, 4:20pm - 4:35pm

Thu, Jun 04, 4:40pm - 4:55pm

Thu, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Jun 04, 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Jun 05, 9:30am - 9:50am

Fri, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Fri, Jun 05, 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Sat, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sat, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Sun, Jun 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:20am

Mon, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 09, 9:00am - 9:30am

Tue, Jun 09, 10:00am - 10:15am

Tue, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Jun 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wed, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This event is full

Wed, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
This event is full

Wed, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Wed, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:15am

Thu, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Registration opens Thursday, June 4 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 11, 4:20pm - 4:35pm
Registration opens Thursday, June 4 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 11, 4:40pm - 4:55pm
Registration opens Thursday, June 4 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Jun 12, 9:30am - 9:50am

Fri, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Fri, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm