This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger (Author)
DescriptionFor 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 Timesbestselling 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.
Recorded Books, Inc.
September 03, 2019
5.9 X 0.9 X 5.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
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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.
Praise for Ordinary Grace: "A pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative examination of violent loss. In Frank Drum's journey away from the shores of childhood-a journey from which he can never return-we recognize the heartbreaking price of adulthood and its 'wisdoms.' 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 "Krueger aims higher and hits harder with a standalone novel that shares much with his other work....ultimately, the world of this novel is one of redemptive grace and mercy, as well as unidentified corpses and unexplainable tragedy. A novel that transforms narrator and reader alike." --Kirkus Reviews (starred) "Elegiac, evocative.... a resonant tale of fury, guilt, and redemption." --Publishers Weekly "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