Roseburg Reads Community Book Project
Copies of “rough house” are available on our catalog, roseburg.biblionix.com, with a limited number of copies available to those who are not eligible for a free Roseburg Public Library card. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on getting a free copy of "rough house". Discussion questions for the community book discussion event can be found here.
|Tina Ontiveros was the first person in her family to go to college, earning a bachelor’s degree in literature and a master of fine arts degree in nonfiction writing. She teaches writing and literature at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles. “rough house” explores her upbringing, particularly her relationship with her charming yet abusive father, Loyd, who spent the final years of his life in Douglas County. Published in September 2020 by Oregon State University Press, “rough house” was an October 2020 Indie Next Great Read and a winner of the 2021 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award.
Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).