Book Recommendation: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

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Book Recommendation: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

I enjoyed reading This Tender Land (2019) by American novelist William Kent Krueger and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.

William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He’s been married for nearly fifty years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last nine novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

Ordinary Grace, his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. The companion novel, This Tender Land, was published in September 2019 and spent nearly six months on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

Goodreads Review of This Tender Land

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota's Gilead River, the Lincoln Indian Training School is a pitiless place where Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to Odie O’Banion, a lively orphan boy whose exploits constantly earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Odie and his brother, Albert, are the only white faces among the hundreds of Native American children at the school.

After committing a terrible crime, Odie and Albert are forced to flee for their lives along with their best friend, Mose, a mute young man of Sioux heritage. Out of pity, they also take with them a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy. Together, they steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi in search for a place to call home.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphan vagabonds journey into the unknown, crossing 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.

 

This Tender Land

 

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Comments (13)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. You are truly on fire with your reading so early in the year. Good for you. Enjoy your next read.

Jan 07, 2022 04:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... sounds like an interesting story. This is not an author I am familiar with.

Jan 07, 2022 05:10 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

The Tender Land sounds wonderful.   We made it to Friday, our first full week of 2022.  Thanks again for your post and have a productive day.  Enjoy the weekend. bill

Jan 07, 2022 06:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Roy,

Thank you for your book recommendation. And thanks to you, my list is growing. A

Jan 07, 2022 07:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. Dolores is now reading this book and really likes it.

Jan 07, 2022 08:30 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Well, well, another good author to add to my list from you.  I appreciate your reading habit. Lately, there have been too few books in my hand. 

Jan 07, 2022 10:46 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Roy Kelley thank you for the a good book recommendation, This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger.

Jan 07, 2022 05:53 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This Tender Land sounds like a great read for the bookworms out there, Roy.  I don't read as many books as I once did.  I prefer watching documentaries, etc., instead.  However, I did order up the book titled, "Peril" by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.  I'm looking forward to its arrival - All 500+ pages of it.  

Jan 07, 2022 10:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Jan 10, 2022 10:22 AM