The turtle catcher



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[United States] : Mariner Books, 2010
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9780547488455 (electronic bk.) MWT11994992, 0547488459 (electronic bk.) 11994992

A young woman's secret may tear her rural Minnesota community apart, in this "emotional tale of star-crossed love, vengeance and regret" (Publishers Weekly). In the tumultuous days after World War I, Herman Richter returns from the front to find his only sister, Liesel, allied with Lester Sutter, the "slow" son of a rival clan who spends his days expertly trapping lake turtles. Liesel has sought Lester's friendship in the wake of her parents' deaths and in the shadow of her own dark secret. But what begins as yearning for something of a human touch quickly unwinds into a shocking, suspenseful tragedy that haunts the rural town of New Germany, Minnesota, for generations. Woven into this remarkable story are the intense, illuminating experiences of German immigrants in America during the war and the terrible choices they were forced to make in service of their new country or in honor of the old. The Turtle Catcher is a lyrical, vibrant, beautifully wrought look at a fascinating piece of American history-and the echoing dangers of family secrets

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