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The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

In The Master Butcher's Singing Club, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to Germany from the horrors of World War I and marries his late friend's pregnant fiancee. He emigrates to America with her and his stepson and settles in Argus, N.D. He becomes a small-town butcher and a well-liked member of the community. Delphine Watzka and her acrobat husband have returned to Argus to care for her alcoholic father. Delphine is envious of Eva, Fidelis's wife, for the warm homespun family she has. Meanwhile, her father is so drunk that he's unaware of the corpses in his basement. This all sets the stage for a marvelous novel where love and life clash among different cultures in middle America. Louise Erdrich receives high praise for yet another novel. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says of The Master Butcher's Singing Club, "Erdrich never hits a false note. The richness of tone and clarity of each character's timbre never falter. This is a bittersweet joy from beginning to end."
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