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This Tender Land
This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphans life-changing adventure traveling down Americas great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair. Ask me, Gods right here. In the dirt, the rain, the sky, the trees, the apples, the stars in the cottonwoods. In you and me, too. Its all connected and its all God. Sure this is hard work, but its good work because its a part of what connects us to this land. This beautiful, tender land. 1932: Located on the banks of the Gilead River in Minnesota, Lincoln School is home to hundreds of Native American boys and girls who have been separated from their families. The only two white boys in the school are orphan brothers Odie and Albert who, under the watchful eyes of the cruel superintendent Mrs. Brickman, are often in trouble for misdeeds both real and imagined. The two boys best friend is Mose, a mute Native American who is also the strongest kid in school. And they find another ally in Cora Frost, a widowed teacher who is raising her little girl, Emmy, by herself. When tragedy strikes down Mrs. Frost, its the catalyst for a series of events that will send Odie, Albert, and Mose to rescue Emmy and flee down the river in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi, leaving a dead body in their wake. Soon they are wanted by the law and they know that Mrs. Brickman will stop at nothing to track them down for dark reasons of her own. Over the course of this unforgettable summer, Odie, Albert, Mose, and Emmy carefully make their way through the small river towns and big cities filled with people who are by turns desperate and generous, cruel and kind. As they search for a place to belong, these four remarkable children will lose their innocence but gain the strength to survive in the face of terrible loss. With his signature pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative (Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author) prose, William Kent Kruegers This Tender Land shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
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I just realized that I never shared my #botm choices for September! It took me until the 5th of the month to decide if I should skip or not since I have too many unread books right now. I gave in and picked three 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Another absolutely outstanding book by Mr. Krueger!!! I look forward to the next epic and all engrossing tale! What a gift of storytelling this man has!

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1. ♡ Minnesota ♡
2. 100 degrees, off to swimming pool soon
3. I REALLY don't want to remember.
4. 3 kids, 1 cat
5. @NataliePatalie

#Friyayintro @howjessreads

NataliePatalie Hope you had fun in the pool 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️ 6d
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Just released. For fans of “Where the Crawdads Sing”. 1932, Minnesota, the Lincoln School is where hundreds of Native American children are sent to be educated, away from their parents. Odie O‘Banion has none of it. He steals away with his brother Albert, best friend Mose, and a little girl names Emmy. Over one summer, these 4 orphans will cross paths with many folks on their to the Mississippi. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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With a mind of their what? There's a word missing. Or is a mind of their a saying I don't know about maybe?

chaoticgoodhufflepuff A mind of their own? That‘s the only thing I can think of. 1w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @chaoticgoodhufflepuff me too. Kind of sloppy proofing to miss that! 1w
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I'm reading a finished hardcover and noticing a lot of simple proofreading errors. I'm only 38 pages in and two have been making me twitch.
This first one: on the flap, Mose is mute. In the book, Mose isn't mute.
That's a glaring error non? And sometimes it's Moses or Mose.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Because Mose is mute. They sign to him, his tongue was cut out. 1w
Prairiegirl_reading That‘s horrendous! I would be so mad!! 1w
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hes7
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New #BOTM books + new bookmarks. 😍 #bookmail

Jem1354 Have you started “The Chestnut Man” (edited) 5d
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Butterflyamore
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Today‘s prompt for the #botmbookclubseptphotochallenge on Instagram is a beautiful cover. That seems like a cruel requirement. How am I supposed to pick just one? I have plenty of others I could have thrown into this photo as well but here are some of the covers that I love.

How inclined are you to judge a book by its cover? I will confess that the cover aesthetic largely determines whether or not I read the synopsis!

ShyBookOwl A good cover paired with an intriguing title will definitely draw me in! I'm also an e-reader, so when I do decide to buy a physical book, it's usually because I already read it and loved it and now I'm just hunting out a beautiful edition to display. 1w
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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The top 2 need to be read in 7 days! 😱 Can I do it? Looking forward to reading all 5 though! This Tender Land is the 7-day loan I'm totally starting with!

Alfoster It‘s Sooo good!❤️ 1w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Alfoster 👍 I Loved his Ordinary Grace so I'm totally expecting the same here!! 1w
Alfoster That‘s the one I need to read next! 1w
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Hyggescence
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Got 2 books this month from #bookofthemonth. I‘d been skipping a lot recently because I have soooo many books to read already. But both of these caught my attention. I was in Minnesota over Labor Day and was seeing This Tender Land all over, so that was kind of cool. I didn‘t even realize the author lives there and the book is set there!

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A true masterpiece. This Tender Land is a story of four orphans who take to a winding river in 1932 - each in search of something. But this river is alive - stealing pieces of their hearts, and yours, dear reader, washing up secrets downstream. These orphans and the people they meet along the way will swirl through your thoughts long after you finish reading. #botm #septemberReads

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kstadt929
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My #botm is here! Also love the bookmark that came this month ❤️ I look forward to reading this one

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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi. This book is fantastic. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/09/08/this-tender-land-by-william-kent-krueger-atr...

Cathythoughts Stacked already 👍🏻♥️ 2w
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Branwen
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My Book of the Month box arrived today! Both of these look sooooo fantastic! 😍💕📚 #bookmail #botm

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Mort
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A must read if you enjoy the perspectives of life through the eyes of an adolescent. Huck Finn type plot and characters. Krueger‘s second stand alone novel.

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Jnnlb
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This novel deserves more than five stars. I feel that This Tender Land will receive the rating of “cherished, enduring novel of consequence”
Full review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com

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TheLibrarian
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My September #BOTM box came today!

If you subscribe, what did you pick?

Erinreadsthebooks I went with Wild Game this month. I‘m a sucker for memoirs 😄 2w
heidisreads This Tender Land is coming for me! 2w
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MaceyT15
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Book nerd alert! Such a wonderful way to celebrate #pubday! It was a pleasure to meet this man and have a moment to share my love for Ordinary Grace. Also, happy to support my locally-owned bookstore. Shop small!
I cannot wait to start This Tender Land!

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Butterflyamore
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I‘m so happy that my Book of the Month box arrived today with William Kent Krueger‘s beautiful new book in it! I can hardly wait to read it!

If you subscribe to Book of the Month, what did you select for September?

Alfoster This book is awesome!❤️👏👏👏👏👏 2w
AmyG I selected this book and can‘t wait to get it. 2w
gossamerchild I chose “Bringing Down the Duke.“ I'm kind of digging their romance choices as of late. I know Krueger is popular, but I've never read anything by him. Are they good? 2w
Butterflyamore @gossamerchild I‘ve only read Ordinary Grace so far although I have several of the books from his mystery series. He writes beautifully. And this one is so unique. I can‘t wait to see the story he‘s created. 2w
heidisreads It‘s a masterpiece! 2w
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SilversReviews
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We meet Odie, Mose, Albert, and Emmy as they escape an orphanage in a canoe.

Mr. Krueger‘s magic is indeed evident in THIS TENDER LAND and is a book that needs to be read by every book club and everyone who loves becoming engrossed in the lives of the characters in a book and an era.

You just have to read this book to understand its beauty and excellence. 5/5

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TrishB This sounds great - stacked 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts I‘m stacking too 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen I have an ARC!! Will bump it up 2w
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AmyG Now I am really glad This was my BOTM pick. Thank you! 2w
Crazeedi Sounds great 2w
SilversReviews @TrishB It is VERY good. If you haven‘t read his book ORDINARY GRACE, give that one a try too. ENJOY!! 2w
SilversReviews @Cathythoughts ENJOY!! It is so good. 2w
SilversReviews @Cinfhen ENJOY!!! I know you will love it. 2w
SilversReviews @AmyG You made a good choice. It is so good. ENJOY!! 2w
SilversReviews @Crazeedi It is as wonderful read. ENJOY if you read it. 2w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime waiting anxiously for my pre-order of this to arrive, but hurricane Dorian is holding up my mail delivery 😔 2w
SilversReviews @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Stay safe. Enjoy the book. 2w
TrishB I loved Ordinary Grace ❤️ 2w
k.reads.5 Lovely review! This is definitely on my TBR. 2w
SilversReviews @TrishB Oh. Me too. 2w
SilversReviews @k.reads.5 Thanks about my review. ♥️ Enjoy when you read it. I hope you love it too. 2w
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fishing with my boys this afternoon

Jenken1998 That's how i fish! 3w
valeriegeary Looks like you caught a good one! 3w
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Amanda61
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Just picked my #botm . Really excited for this one! The advance reviews are all absolutely glowing and the story sounds enthralling. Can't wait for this one to arrive!

Alfoster It‘s really good!👏👏👏 3w
TheLibrarian I picked this one too! 3w
heidisreads I picked this, too. I‘m reading an ARC of it now. 3w
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heidisreads
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1. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
This comes out next week and it is a sept #botm pick! GRAB IT UP!
2. Cleaning, meal prepping, preparing my kindergartener to start school next week.
3. Cake batter
4. Piano (trombone and cello in a past life 😜)
5. thanks for the fun questions! #friyayintro @howjessreads

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Book_ish
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It‘s the most wonderful time of the month ❤️ #BOTM
What did everyone choose?

allthingskayla Bringing Down the Duke. 3w
Book_ish @allthingskayla I had a hard time choosing between the two and I am pretty sure Bringing Down The Duke will be an add on in the upcoming months! 3w
Branwen I picked This Tender Land also! It looks so good! 2w
Book_ish @Branwen I have heard such great things! I don‘t know when I am actually going to get to it but I am looking forward to reading it! 2w
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swishandflick
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I was only going to get one but my thumb slipped 🤷🏽‍♀️ #BOTM

Book_ish I couldn‘t decide between Bringing Down The Duke and This Tender Land but I ended up going with This Tender Land because I‘ve heard amazing things and I got A Woman Is No Man as my add on 😊 3w
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kstadt929
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I‘m super excited for this one and the fact that I got to pick so early!!!! 🎉 📖 Also love the gorgeous cover 😍 #botm

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TamAnder
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My September BotM pick. Loved Ordinary Grace and getting my Minnesota fix as I always miss not being in Minneapolis/St Paul this time of year. I also added The Secret History by Donna Tartt as my birthday month selection. It keeps showing up on lists for recommendations of great reads. The TBR pile keeps growing!

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My #BookOfTheMonth picks for September. ❤️

I still haven‘t been reading much since my surgery (I‘m so tired), and now I‘m back to school and feeling overwhelmed with that. BUT I‘ve heard such great things about all three titles. I may not get to them anytime soon, but I couldn‘t resist.

#BOTM #SeptemberPicks #SeptemberBOTM

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Branwen
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Whooooooo! The Book of the Month selections are up now, littens! These are the two I chose! 😍💕📚 #botm #bookmail

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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They‘re up!! Yahoo! Chose this one. Didn‘t get confetti-ughh....Whyyyyy? Lol #botm

Alfoster Loved this too!❤️ 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @AlFoster I was looking at the reviews on Litsy, and they all seemed good!!! Ok, I‘m even more excited now!! Thank you💕 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I also got no confetti. 😰😰 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BarbaraTheBibliophage the confetti is a requirement. I look forward to that bc it‘s the way I feel when I choose a book! Lol let‘s hope they don‘t deprive us next time!!!📚❤️ 3w
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TheNerdyProfessor
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🥰 Because one book is never enough and when BOTM posts on the 29th of the month you go ALL out. #BOTM

My TBR is officially at an unhealthy level.

8little_paws I'm getting Wild Game, and I'm adding on The Goldfinch. I've already read it and own a digital copy, but I already have The Secret History from BOTM from a few years ago, and I have a paper copy of The Little Friend (which I still haven't read! UGH!). So this will make my Donna Tartt collection complete. But I do wish BOTM would do a copy of TLF so I could have a complete Tartt BOTM collection :) (edited) 3w
TheNerdyProfessor @8little_paws I absolutely loved The Goldfinch. I'm excited to see it portrayed as a movie. Also, I read TLF years and years ago, but remember really liking it. Might be time to reread it because the details escape me now ... 3w
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All the stars!! A coming-of-age epic adventure taking place during the Great Depression. Four orphans runaway from their school and travel along the river in a canoe (put me in mind of Huckleberry Finn) bound for St Louis. I loved this story and can‘t recommend it enough!

#WilliamKentKrueger #AtriaBooks #SimonandSchuster #NetGalley

swishandflick I can't wait to read this! 1mo
tammysue @swishandflick It‘s amazing! 💜 1mo
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SilversReviews
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A MUST READ!!

FULL REVIEW 8/3

We meet Odie, Mose, Albert, and Emmy as they escape an orphanage in a canoe.

Mr. Krueger‘s magic is indeed evident in THIS TENDER LAND and is a book that needs to be read by every book club and everyone who loves becoming engrossed in the lives of the characters in a book and the era.

You just have to read this book to understand its beauty and excellence. 5/5

@williamkentkrueger
@atriabooks
@simonandschuster

k.reads.5 This is on my TBR, glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
SilversReviews @k.reads.5 I wasn‘t able to put it down. ENJOY when you read it. 1mo
tammysue I feel the same way, enjoyed it too! 1mo
SilversReviews @tammysue He is an excellent writer. Everything flows so smoothly and beautifully. 1mo
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5️⃣⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Novel is about four orphans who runaway from their school in 1932 during the great depression. On their journey to St Louis they meet many array of characters from farmers to families who either help or hinder them.

mandi1082 I LOVED this story. I loved the adventure these 4 characters are sent on and how different each one was to make this story magical. I loved everybody they meet on this journey and their significance to the story. If you could take a novel that is almost 400 pages and I feel like I dont want it to end that is a Great storyteller.
Thank you Atria books and Netgalley for providing me an ARC of this book for an honest review!
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KimberlyK
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This book is hands down one of the best books I‘ve read this year. It gets all the stars. It is beautifully written, almost poetic and the story and characters come to life. Though it is nearly 500 pages, I wasn‘t ready for it to end and, indeed, wish it had gone on for 500 more pages. I don‘t often read books twice, but I will read this one over and over. It‘s perfection.

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Chili
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Book mail!! 😎

SilversReviews Looking forward to reading this book. 2mo
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Reecaspieces
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William Kent Krueger is just fantastic!

Lcsmcat I loved Ordinary Grace. I should pick this up. 3mo
Nute Wow! Beautiful writing! 3mo
tammysue I agree!! I loved this book ♥️ 1mo
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Pandalibrarian
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I‘ve been waiting for this book for a long time. I loved Ordinary Grace and all the Cork o‘Connor books. This one doesn‘t disappoint. I loved the Vagabonds and getting to know them. I appreciated their loyalty to each other through their adventures and overcoming their circumstances. The power of love is demonstrated here.