This Tender Land

By William Kent Krueger

1932, Minnesota–the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children are sent to be educated.  It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion.  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.  With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole. 

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