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Author with N.D. roots writes novels about violence in Indian Country

Published 11/17/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Louise Erdrich does not gloss over the violence that plagues many American Indian reservations, including violence against native women and children. It is, in fact, a recurring theme in her novels, including her latest, “The Round House,” set on a North Dakota reservation in 1988, for which the North Dakota native and enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received a prestigious National Book Award this week.

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