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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > Solved! - Novel about a butcher [s]

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message 1: by Janet (new)

Janet | 2 comments I think the butcher or meat cutter immigrates from Germany bringing only a few dollars and his knives. It is a long involved story with many characters. I think their was a feud with another man possibly also a butcher. I thought the name of the books was "The Butcher's Wife" but that's not it.

Thanks for any help you can give me!

message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily (emmy1066) | 49 comments You didn't mention singing, but maybe:

The Master Butchers Singing Club
by Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich's The Master Butchers Singing Club is a powerfully told story of love, death, redemption, and resurrection. After German soldier Fidelis Waldvogel returns home from World War I to marry his best friend's pregnant widow, he packs up his father's butcher knives and sets sail for America. He settles in Argus, North Dakota, where he sets up a meat shop with his wife Eva, who quickly befriends the struggling yet resourceful Delphine Watzka. Delphine, who runs a vaudeville show with her balancing partner Cyprian Lazarre, has returned home to Argus to care for her alcoholic father. While most of this emotionally rich novel focuses on the changing landscape of small-town life as seen through Delphine and Fidelis's eyes, Erdrich does a masterful job of illuminating hidden dramas through her secondary characters. Erdrich's portrayal of these various townsfolk, including members of the Master Butchers Singing Club, truly shows off her storytelling talent. Her ability to infuse each character with a distinct and multifaceted personality makes this novel an intimate and thought-provoking adventure. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

message 3: by Janet (new)

Janet | 2 comments Yes! That's the book. Thank you so much!!

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