Train on Thursday: The Round House, Louise Erdrich

I travel with public transport on regular base. One of my favourite past times when in bus or train besides reading is checking out what other people read. I usually look these books up (especially when someone is so hooked they don't notice me checking them out) to see if they would be something for me. In this weekly I will introduce you to the books I spotted while travelling.
If you want to join in this weekly feel free to write your own post on the books you spot. That can be anywhere, in the park, on the street, in line at the book store / library. There is a linky in the bottom to link up your post or you can leave a comment!

The Round House, Louise Erdrich
One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.
While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

This book is getting great reviews and I am actually kind of curious but the whole Ojibwe thing does not really interest me and I am curious of how much influence this is on the story? So dear readers of my blog who read this book please enlighten me a bit and tell me if this book is a must read or not?

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20 October, 2013 delete

Two things: 1) I love this idea! I'm a total book voyeur -- I always have to check out what other people are reading, on planes, in the park, etc (and boy, are e-readers frustrating!) 2) I loved The Round House! The writing is so beautiful. I hadn't thought it would be for me, and then I heard the author talk and read the 1st chapter, and I just had to know more!

21 October, 2013 delete

Everytime I walk past the book store and see this, it reminds me that I really want to read it!