The Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis
From University of Minnesota Press:
The story of a man caught up in the immigrant culture of a river village in Minnesota, and in the throes of World War I
Mary Ellis’s rich gift for imagining carries us from the bourgeois world of fin de siècle Germany to a vibrant immigrant enclave in the heart of the Midwest and to the killing fields of World War I. The Bohemian Flats conjures both the sweep of irresistible history and the intimate reality of a man, and a family, caught up in it.
The Bohemian Flats, bristling with historical detail, is a story about family members immigrating into the United States from Europe and settling in a unique district in Minneapolis. — David Rhodes, author of Driftless and Jewelweed