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The Beet Queen
LOUISE ERDRICH

The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
26 reviews (1986) (352p)
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist

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Book Description

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.


Other Award Winning Books by Louise Erdrich
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
447 reviews (2016) (384p) (PW Fiction) (Amazon Top100) (NYT100) () (Amz BoYSF) (NBCCA) (PW ANMCT) () () (WashPost)
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The Round House by Louise Erdrich
2738 reviews (2012) (336p) (Amazon Top10Lit) (Amazon Top100) (PW Top10) (NYT100) (NBA) (Amazon) (ALA)
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The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
64 reviews (2008) (320p) (PP) (ALA)
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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
57 reviews (2001) (384p) (NBA)
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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
72 reviews (1984) (384p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (LATimes)
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Louise Erdrich Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 8  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 6  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 The Plague of Doves ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 2 Love Medicine · LaRose ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 3 Love Medicine · The Beet Queen · LaRose ·  
National Book Award Wins 1 The Round House ·  
National Book Award Nominations 2 The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse · The Round House ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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