This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger audiobook

This Tender Land

By William Kent Krueger
Read by Scott Brick

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980057703

  • ISBN: 9781980057703

Runtime: 14.33 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Native American Literature

A September 2019 LibraryReads Pick

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 en­thralling, bighearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This story is as big-hearted as they come.” Parade
“A picaresque tale of adventure…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
“A heartfelt, true-to-life Depression-era story filled with courage, determination, and heroism.” New York Journal of Books
“Crafted in exquisitely beautiful prose, this is a story to be treasured—outstanding and unforgettable.” Historical Novels Review
“A deeply satisfying odyssey, a quest in search of self and home. Richly imagined and exceptionally well plotted and written, the novel is, most of all, a compelling, often haunting story that will captivate both adult and young adult readers.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: William Kent Krueger

Author Bio: William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the author of several stand-alone novels and the Cork O’Connor mystery series, of which six have made the New York Times bestsellers list. His Iron Lake won the Barry Award and the 1998 Anthony Award for Best First Novel; Blood Hollow won the 2004 Anthony Award for Best Novel; and Mercy Falls won the 2005 Anthony Award for Best Novel. His stand-alone novel Ordinary Grace won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English