The Beet Queen

The Beet Queen

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Now, from the award-winning author of Love Medicine,  comes a 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. Orphaned in a most peculiar way, Karl and Mary look for refuge to their mother's sister Fritzie, who with her husband, Pete, runs a butcher shop. So begins an exhilerating 40-year saga brimming with unforgettable characters: Ordinary Mary, who causes a miracle ; seductive Karl, who lacks Mary's gift for survival; Sita, their lovely, disturbed, ambitious cousin; Wallace Pfef, a town leader bearing a lonely secret; Celestine James, a mixed-blood Chippewa; and her daughter, Dot. Theirs is a story grounded in the tenacity of relationships, the magic of natural events and the unending mystery of the human condition.
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 134.6 x 203.7 x 20.8mm | 273.71g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060977507
  • 9780060977504

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11,436 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (4,747)
3 24% (2,751)
2 5% (565)
1 1% (159)
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