Wisconsin Reads The Round House: An NEA Big Read is a project of University of Wisconsin Colleges and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community Colleges’ students, faculty, and staff to bring communities around the state together to discuss Louise Erdrich’s The Round House. Written in the voice of a thirteen-year-old boy named Joe, whose mother has been brutally raped, the novel explores the impact of the rape on family members and the tribal community in particular, as well as the larger issue of sexual assault on Native American women.
With over 70 events around the state, the project also features an eBook of The Round House, which will be available to anyone who would like to participate in Wisconsin during the Big Read period. Online resources for groups, individuals, and classrooms outside of the participating communities will also be provided through the Wisconsin Reads The Round House: An NEA Big Read website and through the UW Colleges. Events being held in Marshfield can be found here http://wisconsinreads.org/marshfield/
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Campus Book Club News-
Cancelled due to weather. We will meet next Monday (29th) instead
Amor Towles skillfully transports us to The Metropol, the famed Moscow hotel where movie stars and Russian royalty hobnob, where Bolsheviks plot revolutions and intellectuals discuss the merits of contemporary Russian writers, where spies spy, thieves thieve and the danger of twentieth century Russia lurks outside its marbled walls. It’s also where wealthy Count Alexander Rostov lives under house arrest for a poem deemed incendiary by the Bolsheviks, and meets Nina. Nina is a precocious and wide-eyed young girl who holds the keys to the entire hotel, wonders what it means to be a princess, and will irrevocably change his life.