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The Turtle Catcher by Nicole Lea Helget 0618753125 9780618753123
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The Turtle Catcher by Nicole Lea Helget

Nicole Helgets fierce and lyrical memoir of growing upon a Minnesota dairy farm received widespread acclaim.People magazine hailed the young authors ability to take the messiest of lives and fashion something beautiful.Here, in her first novel,Helget turns her extraordinary sensibility to a haunting love story with a heinous crime at its core.In a rural Minnesota town of German immigrants in thetumultuous days ofWorldWar I, The Turtle Catcher bringstogether two misfits from warring clans. Liesel, the one girl in the upstanding family of Richter boys, harbors a secret about her body that thwarts all hope for a normal life.Her closest friend is Lester, the slow boy in the raffish Sutter family, a gentle, kind soul who spends his days trapping turtles in the lake. Yearning for human touch in the wake of her parents deaths, Liesel turns to her only friend-leading her brother, just returned from the war, to an act that will haunt not only both families but the entire town.Helgets novel is a story of loyalty and betrayal that, like her earlier book, proves her uncommon understanding of the natural world and human frailties. Both moving and heartfelt, The Turtle Catcher confirms this young writers exceptional talent.

Author: Nicole Lea Helget

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2009-02-20

Our Price: $3.85

ISBN: 0618753125

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