This Tender Land

This Tender Land

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First Atria Books hardcover edition
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"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"--
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2019
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781476749297
1476749299
Branch Call Number: FIC Krue
Characteristics: 450 pages ; 24 cm

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traceyjansen
Oct 19, 2020

I wanted to love this book - but it was OK. The Journey of these kids is broken apart as 3'ish very distinct experiences. They are sort of pulled together in the end, it felt a bit clunky from my perspective.

ArapahoeChristineS Sep 21, 2020

Adventure and mystery with a whole lot of heart. This beautifully written novel explores the cruelty of humans, as well as their compassion. We meet 4 orphans running low on hope and forced to run away from their horrific orphanage and out into the great unknown. There's a Huck Finn feel to this book, and I was very invested in these children. Wonderful!

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dsreteachr
Aug 31, 2020

Can you hold it a couple of more days? I had to go pop of town..

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Mk_rhodes
Aug 29, 2020

Beautiful book about 4 children who come together in the Great Depression to escape cruel treatment. They create their own family, and travel along the river to find their own homes.

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JordanJankowski
Jun 11, 2020

I thought this book was incredible. I have also read "Ordinary Grace" by Kent Krueger, and although unrelated, both are captivating historical fiction novels based in Northern Minnesota. "This Tender Land" mixes the 1930's, racial relations, friendship, grief, love, and loss with a little bit of fantasy for a novel well worth anybody's time.

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JANMAYS
May 15, 2020

About orphans who ran away - historical fiction. Possible book club.

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ellenorndorf
Mar 10, 2020

I heard him speak at Mount Olivet. It took a while to get there but was really wonderful!

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mls2
Feb 20, 2020

Another good read by WKK!

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Christine55416
Feb 13, 2020

Small town Minnesota in depression era 1932, Indian schools and race relations, abuse of children and what they do to survive, a compelling read that I dove into and didn't come up for air until I was at the end. Loved it.

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lindemuldercr
Jan 29, 2020

Modern Mrs Darcy

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