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The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
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Feb 08, 2010

Recommended to Claire by: One that I got from my Mom's 'done' pile, perhaps?
Read in February, 2010

First read: 2/7/10
Really enjoyed! Will try and write a more complete review in the days ahead. I actually turned around and started my second time through it a few hours later! Once I learned that the most odd character in it is.. the author, according to her. And that this is her most autobiographical book.
Her work kind of unsettles me - I read her 'Love Medicine' (or part anyway) long ago: and remember it as a struggle. Something about it makes me feel uncertain of things or insufficiently engaged in what's going on or .. something. It's hard to describe.
This work though - while raising those same feelings - feels like it will end up with me in a better place about her. Then I'm looking forward to reading more.
Have always wanted to patch things up with her (internally), since she's a local presence and owns an independent bookstore here and all. Very exciting!

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