This Tender Land

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Description

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.
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 journey 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 that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

Product Details

Price
$33.99
Publisher
Thorndike Press Large Print
Publish Date
September 25, 2019
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.4 X 8.7 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781432869342

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"Krueger's elegy for innocence is a deeply memorable tale."--Washington 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 aims higher and hits harder with a standalone novel that shares much with his other work....A novel that transforms narrator and reader alike."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)