I was thrilled to see that Louise Erdrich’s The Round House won the 2012 National Book Award. Her story about rape of a native American Woman, society reaction and her family’s rage is beyond compelling. Given these times when ‘rape’  was treated in such a cavalier way by the extreme right wing of the Republican party,  I posted Mr Erdrich’s novel to exemplify  just how cavalier  our culture historically has treated this crime against women.