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Author: Louise Erdrich Narrator: Louise Erdrich Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN: 9780060797959
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Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher’s precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family—which includes Eva and four sons—and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New—in the person of Delphine Watzka—the great adventure of Fidelis’s life begins. 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 novel. Download and start listening now!


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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About the Author

Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children’s books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Making the New York Times bestsellers list were her novels The Round House, LaRose, and The Beet Queen, and The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.