This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

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.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism
  • Sex work mentioned
  • Paedophilia & child sexual abuse, implied
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Murder
  • Gun violence