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Northern NJ Chapter: Book discussion - This Tender Land

Monday, March 1, 2021, 7‑8pm EST
Location: via Zoom - Link will be emailed after you register
Restricted to members and their guests
Contact: Gwynne McConkey
Phone: (917) 299 1469

New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Indie Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

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.

William Kent Krueger is an American novelist and crime writer, best known for his series of novels featuring Cork O'Connor, which are set mainly in Minnesota. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel. In 2014, his stand-alone book Ordinary Grace won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2013.

Material from, 18:19:22 March 6, 2021.
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