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The Big Read  

Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, Nevada County Reads and Writes is sponsoring a community reading of The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

The Round House is a winner in the National Book Award for fiction.  One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.

The reading and discussion of this book will coincide with online library events in February and March. You do not have to be a resident of Nevada County to participate. We'll read the book, discuss it and put it into historical context.

(Term 1 Class) Membership required - no term registration necessary. ATTN: We recently added an addtional offering of this 3 week course. If you would like to switch into the other class, please email us your request at . 
Here are the dates & times for both of 'The Big Read' courses...
*Original Course is every other Wednesday from 10am-12pm (2/10, 2/24, & 3/10). 

*Added Course is every other Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm (2/11, 2/25, & 3/11).