THE BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB MEETS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 1 P.M.
LaRose is a novel of family and redemption. The narrative, related from an omniscient third-person perspective, revolves around the intended and unwitting efforts of young LaRose Iron to heal his broken family following a tragic death. When the novel begins, LaRose’s father, Landreaux, is hunting deer on the boundary of his property when he accidentally kills his neighbors' young son. In a 2016 Los Angeles Times article, reviewer Thomas Curren, states "In the book's acknowledgments, Erdrich, whose background is Ojibwe and German American, credits her mother for passing on the story of 'an Ojibwe family who allowed parents enduring the loss of a child to adopt their child — a contemporary act that echoes an old form of justice.'"