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GO BUY NOW. Amazing & beautiful. Will make you look with a new perspective at life & the history that connects us all. Couldn't put it down and four days after finishing it I am still thinking about it. Read it. Why are you still reading this - go buy it.
With her brilliant opening, Erdrich pulled me right into the cold northern plains of the 1930's where childhood could be harsh and there were no do-over's for errors in parentage and parenting. Told from multiple points of view by a handful of strong characters over forty years, this was a fast and fulfilling read. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich.