In Our Quiet VillageBook
On a stifling August night in 1906, Karl Bauer fired two shots at his second wife. His sixteen-year old daughter, Minna, struggled to wrest the revolver from his hands and the shots went wild. Her father, believing that he had murdered [her], turned the gun on himself. He died. This true event serves as the fulcrum for the story, At ninety, Minna reveals this shameful secret to her own daughter, laying bare the mysterious pent-up anger between them. The story traces the lives of three generations marked by the impact of this violent act. Set in a quiet village in New York's Mohawk valley during the burgeoning late 19th century, the personal dramas are played out against a backdrop of the rich political and historic events of the time; the rise of the labor movement and struggle for women's rights.
Branch Call Number: FIC CHAYES, MARY
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 25 cm