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This Tender Land

by William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger is such a talented writer I couldn't wait to get started on his newest book, THIS TENDER LAND.  He is a fabulous storyteller, and the story lends itself perfectly to his style of writing.  This is an exciting tale about four youths canoeing down the Mississippi River during the great depression.   #reading, #books to read, #books #beach read

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The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life changing odyssey during the Great Depression.

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota's Gilead River, Odie O'Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, 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 summer, these four orphans 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 enthralling, big hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

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