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Page Forward Saturdays continues on Saturday, October 11, 10 am, and continues on the second Saturday of each month. This discussion group is unique in as much as each month’s discussion will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Montana and will focus on books written by and about Montana women.
October’s selection is Round House by Louise Erdich. Author Louise Erdrich, a member of the Chippewa (Ojibwa) nation, here writes one of her most powerful and emotionally involving novels. Though it starts as a crime story on the reservation, it quickly becomes an intense search for justice on all levels. It is also an examination of the lives of her characters, both old and young, as they face the challenges of reservation life. Their lives, as she shows in this novel, are seriously restricted by 1988, when this novel's action takes place, and any Native American who wants to honor the "old ways" on the reservation must now survive on infertile lands which cannot support him. Their culture has been seriously compromised by the arrival of Catholic missionaries who have weaned them away from their myths and traditions. Significantly, legal jurisdiction over crimes involving Native Americans now involves tribal officials, state police, and even the FBI.
Page Forward Tuesdays continues on Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 pm, and continues on the fourth Tuesday of each month. October’s selection is The Phantom by Jo Nesbo. This Detective Harry Hole mystery by popular Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, continues Hole’s struggles with his inner demons, sensitive soul, and fast-paced mystery.
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