The beet queen : a novel
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes this vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy, and unstinting love.
On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, Mary seeks refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband, while Karl gets back on the train. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with colorful, unforgettable characters: ordinary Mary, who will cause a mirac≤ 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.
"A perfect--and perfectly wonderful--novel."--Anne Tyler
Erdrich, L. (2006). The beet queen: a novel. New York, NY: HarperPerennial.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
Erdrich, Louise. 2006. The Beet Queen: A Novel. New York, NY: HarperPerennial.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
Erdrich, Louise, The Beet Queen: A Novel. New York, NY: HarperPerennial, 2006.MLA Citation (style guide)
Erdrich, Louise. The Beet Queen: A Novel. New York, NY: HarperPerennial, 2006. Print.
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