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The Beet Queen Summary
Louise Erdrich

Everything you need to understand or teach The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich.

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The Beet Queen Summary

Plot Summary

The Beet Queen is a critically acclaimed novel that follows the lives of Mary and Karl Adare after their mother abandons them at a fair to benefit orphaned children. After this shocking abandonment, Mary settles in the small North Dakota town of Argus with relatives while Karl chooses a more transient lifestyle. Their lives will intersect at various points, weaving events that will conspire once again to make them a family. It is a novel of inspiration, of love, and of forgiveness that will warm the heart of everyone who reads it.

Adelaide Adare has lived on a farm in Minnesota for many years, sharing her life with a married man who is the father of her two children, Karl and Mary. When Adelaide's lover dies, she is forced to leave behind everything she has counted on most of her adult life. Adelaide moves her children to a...

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