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Title:The Beet Queen
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Harper Perennial
ISBN:0060835273
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Number of Pages:368
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Novels, Literary fiction, Contemporary

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Beet Queen On a spring morning in young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus North Dakota After being orphaned in a most peculiar way they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband So begins an exhilarating forty year saga brimming with colorful unforgettable characters ordinary Mary who will cause a miracle seductive Karl who lacks his sister s gift for survival Sita their lovely but disturbed cousin and the half Native American Celestine James who will become Mary s best friend Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships the extraordinary magic of natural events and the unending mystery of the human condition .

Bestselling National Book Award winning author Louise Erdrich dazzles in this vibrant and heartfelt tale of abandonment and sexual obsession jealousy and unstinting love that explores with empathy humor and power the eternal mystery of the human condition

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