This Tender Land by William Kent – Audiobooks , MP3
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+ Author : William Kent Krueger (Author), Scott Brick (Narrator)
+ Format : MP3 ( without DRM – You can listen on many Other Devices )
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+ Listening Length : 14 hours and 19 minutes
+ Language : English
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.
“Ask me, God’s right here. In the dirt, the rain, the sky, the trees, the apples, the stars in the cottonwoods. In you and me, too. It’s all connected, and it’s all God. Sure this is hard work, but it’s good work because it’s 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, it’s 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 best-selling author) prose, William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
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An adventurous, historical, heartfelt journey. I loved this book. What a wonderful surprise in historical fiction in a location and with people that I did not know much about. My father grew up during the depression in Newark, NJ. I have heard many stories of that time period and many of the struggles that families had to endure. These stories were similar in some ways, but so very different in others. Particularly new to me, were the hardships faced by people in the Midwest and the oppression of Native Americans. Kudos to the author for a superb story wrapped in history. I enjoyed and connected with so many of the deep and interesting characters. It is obvious that the author did a lot of research on many different topics and locations, evident in his delivery of such a rich and compassionate story. I will definitely be seeking out other books by William Kent Krueger. Thank You
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