Facilitated by Capital University English scholar Reginald Dyck, this month’s book club will feature the acclaimed novelist Louise Erdrich’s latest masterpiece, LaRose, an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.
Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America's most distinguished literary masters. Bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulizer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves, Louis Erdrich once again wields her breathtaking narrative magic in her latest literary tale.
Reginald Dyck is Chair of the Capital University English Department. He has been a professor at Capital for more than twenty years, teaching such courses as Hemingway/Faulkner, Contemporary American Fiction, Latin American Fiction in Translation, Humanities 1750 to the Present, and Native American Literature. Native literature has been the focus of his research for the past decade, and he’s published essays on Native writers Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, Greg Sarris and Samson Occom.
Dr. Dyck received Capital’s Praestantia Award for Excellence in Teaching. A native Nebraskan, Dyck is a big fan of Willa Cather, with his previous research focused on her fiction, research he continues to do today.