This Tender Land

This Tender Land Review

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, 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, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

Title:This Tender Land
Edition Language:English

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  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***After reading this book I think there should be a separate genre for incredibly well written books that will endure the test of time, this is truly a “masterpiece”. It is litera...

  • Angela M

    The best historical fiction doesn’t just take me to the time and place depicted in the story. It takes me into the heart and soul of people who lived there and then. This is precisely what William K...

  • Diane S ?

    When one reads a book that is almost 500 pages, and upon completion is not ready for the book to end, in fact could continue on for another 500 pages, then you know a book deserves 5 stars. At least f...

  • Liz

    I’d give this one more than five stars if I could. I am a huge fan of Willian Kent Krueger and absolutely loved Ordinary Grace. I wasn’t sure anything could top it. Well, hard to say if this is be...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    5 AMAZING STARS!The story takes place in the 1930's during the Great Depression in Minnesota. Odie and Albert are two white orphaned teenage brothers who live at the Lincoln school. It's a school for ...

  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters

    NO SPOILERS...“This Tender Land”, is a mesmerizing tale with wonderful characters, rich themes, extraordinary storytelling, delicious writing....with dialogue that sprinkles gold nuggets in our he...

  • Debra

    "I've poured the best of myself into this story and I invite you to experience all of its remarkable twists and turns. As Odie says in the very beginning 'Open yourself to every possibility, for ther...

  • Annet

    Remember this. It's an old saying but a true one. Home is where your heart is.Wonderful book! As the author describes in his Author's note...: 'The river voyage upon which Odie O'Banion and his fellow...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    FIVE I NEVER FORGIVE MYSELF IF I GIVE LESS TO THIS FANTASTIC JOURNEY and I OFFICIALLY DECLARE THAT I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK STARS!This book was a beautiful symphony to my ears, refreshing smell of n...

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION 2019! what will happen?“Maybe it really is like it says in the Bible,” I offered. “God’s a shepherd and we’re his flock...