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1932, Minnesota-the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will fly into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.

With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an en thralling, big-hearted epic.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781476749303
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 464
Publication Date: 11 Jun 2020
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 21(H) x 13.5(L) x 2.8(W)
Weight (gm): 340

 

Reviews

Praise for This Tender Land

"If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you'll love This Tender Land by best-selling author William Kent Krueger. This story is as big-hearted as they come." -Parade Magazine
"A picaresque tale of adventure during the Great Depression. Part Grapes of Wrath, part Huckleberry Finn, Krueger's novel is a journey over inner and outer terrain toward wisdom and freedom." -Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Crafted in exquisitely beautiful prose, this is a story to be treasured - outstanding and unforgettable." -Historical Novel Review
"If you're among of the millions who raced through Where the Crawdads Sing this year and are looking for another expansive, atmospheric American saga, look to the latest from Kreuger." -Entertainment Weekly
"Long, sprawling, and utterly captivating, readers will eat up every delicious word of it." -New York Journal of Books
"Rich with graceful writing and endearing characters...this is a book for the ages." -Denver Post
Praise for Ordinary Grace, winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel

"Pitch-perfect...I loved this book." -Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night and The Given Day


"Krueger's elegy for innocence is a deeply memorable tale." -Washington Post
"Once in a blue moon a book drops down on your desk that demands to be read. You pick it up and read the first page, and then the second, and you are hooked. Such a book is Ordinary Grace...This is a book that makes the reader feel better just by having been exposed to the delights of the story. It will stay with you for quite some time and you will always remember it with a smile." -Huffington Post

 

Author Biography

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O'Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com.
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