Tuesday, October 15, 2019

This Tender Land

Storyteller. The action in William Kent Krueger’s novel titled, This Tender Land, takes place in the summer of 1932. The United States is in the throes of the Great Depression. Farmers have lost their livelihoods, and desperate people are living in Hoovervilles where conditions are horrible. Using gorgeous prose, Krueger deploys thirteen-year-old narrator Odysseus O’Banion to draw readers into one pivotal summer when Odie and three other orphans escape from the abusive Lincoln School in Minnesota and take a river journey toward a new life. Readers who love gripping storytelling are those most likely to enjoy this finely written novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase This Tender Land from amazon.com.

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