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This Tender Land

This Tender Land

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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"The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9781476749310
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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The epic journey of a group of orphans traveling across the harsh American landscape is told through the lens of young Odie and his brother.


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IndyPL_MontoyaB Jul 21, 2021

This book was extensively researched from beginning to end.

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MegRoo13
Jun 25, 2021

While I enjoyed this book, I couldn't get over that this was set at an Indian Boarding School with a Native American character that literally had no voice. Such a missed opportunity but at the very least, introduced people to the terrors of Indian Boarding Schools. (Did Mose ever have a happy ending?)

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jclarkie
May 20, 2021

I loved this book. Great story telling and the author writes so beautifully. This is one of my favorite books.

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MillieBT
Mar 15, 2021

AMAZING!!!!!!!!my new favourite author

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kjsn
Feb 20, 2021

I agree with IrmaReader somewhat. The journey of four orphans during the depression years and the characters they met along the way was interesting enough but for the youngest orphan who appears much older and wiser than she actually is. The ending seemed to be thrown together haphazardly and then ended.

JCLJenV Feb 10, 2021

A great historical fiction novel about a group of children and an adventure they have together over the course of a summer. Themes of religion, life traveling along a river, and the struggles of Native American people at the beginning of the 1900’s.

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0424pat
Jan 20, 2021

Native children escape orphanage to find a place in the world. Tale of their journey. Good read.

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JerryJennings
Jan 15, 2021

This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger is a great read. Characters your heart will embrace: a plot that moves in twists and turns, and a lot characters to root for - makes this a perfect book to lose yourself in. Set 90 years ago in the Minnesota four orphans have banded together to find there way. I recommend it.

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IrmaReader
Jan 13, 2021

If you want a religious book, this is it. About halfway through, it's all religion. The jacket synopsis doesn't state this at all and is another of Krueger's bait and switch books. He freely admits that he heavily borrows from Homer and Twain and it shows. The ending is as if he grabbed ideas out of the blue. He really should take a sabbatical from writing for a while until he gets focus.

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RVGood
Dec 25, 2020

I thought this book was a masterpiece. I liked it much better than Ordinary Grace, which I barely remember. I highly recommend This Tender Land.

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