Our book group will be discussing LaRose by Louise Erdrich. Says Goodreads: “In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, … 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.” The novel is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and a Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award. If you don’t already have one, copies of the book are available through Kitsap Regional Library.
Also, Mary Brown has a listening suggestion from Studio 360 (“Public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what’s happening in pop culture and the arts”) that she hopes we can discuss when we meet on the 15th. The episode is titled “Apocalypse wow: How Ann Dowd makes her dystopian character on The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia, more believable, and how hippies in the late ’60s started obsessing over Doomsday.” You can find the September 13 episode at: https://www.pri.org/programs/studio-360