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What happens when a trained killer discovers, in the aftermath of war, that his true vocation is love? Having survived the killing fields of World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns home to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, who was killed in action.

With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher’s precious set of knives, Fidelis sets out for America, getting as far as Argus, North Dakota, where he settles, building a business and a home for his family—which now includes Eva and four sons—and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town.

What happens when the Old World meets the New—in the person of Delphine Watzka—becomes one of the great adventures of Fidelis’ life. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine’s life, and the trajectory of this brilliant new novel in which Louise Erdrich creates a world filled with memorable characters who grapple with the worst and best of human nature.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is a measure of Ms. Erdrich’s poise as a writer, her understanding of her characters’ inclinations and dreams that she is able to make such developments feel not like the contrivances of a novelist playing God but like the inevitable workings of a random but oddly symmetrical fate.”

    New York Times

  • “A substantial, beautifully composed, confident work of art…both expansive in its reach and intimate in its intense focus.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Appropriately grim and thoughtful, The Master Butchers Singing Club is also full of tenderness and life…Marvelous.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “An enrapturing plunge into the depths of the human heart.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “All of the virtues of Erdrich’s best works—her lyrical precision, bleakly beautiful North Dakota settings, deft interweaving of characters and subplots, and haunting evocation of love and its attendant mysteries—are on full display in this superb novel…With its lush prose, jolts of wisdom and historical sweep, this story is as rich and resonant as any Erdrich has told.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A National Book Award Finalist
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