National Writers Series Presents: An Evening with William Kent Krueger

We are excited to be partnering with the Traverse City National Writers Series to bring you this free virtual event for Willam Kent Krueger author of "This Tender Land" To learn more and register for this event please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UtrRyLmaSxey8RqedXPTJA?fbclid=IwAR3o_lSqZ9R2EpCk-qHl8DCrbt1E0XoPpym-22fCag7NdU0DW1zBgto5PVU

About This Tender Land 

The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, 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 summer, these four orphans 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 best known for his series of novels with Sheriff Cork O’Connor, who is part Irish and part Ojibwe. He is also author of three stand-alone novels, including Ordinary Grace, awarded the Edgar award and This Tender Land, which is winning critical acclaim. The novel begins at the Lincoln School, described as “a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated.” Four of the orphans escape and begin a journey down the Mississippi River in search of a real home.

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER is best known for his series of novels with Sheriff Cork O’Connor, who is part Irish and part Ojibwe. He is also author of three stand-alone novels, including Ordinary Grace, awarded the Edgar award and This Tender Land, which is winning critical acclaim. The novel begins at the Lincoln School, described as “a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated.” Four of the orphans escape and begin a journey down the Mississippi River in search of a real home.

Krueger grew up in Oregon, briefly attended Stanford University before he was kicked out for radical activities. After trying out different jobs—logging, constructoin and freelance writing—he became a researcher of child development at the University of Minnesota. He is now a full-time author with 18 Cork O’Connor mysteries and three standalone books, including the Edgar-winning Ordinary Grace and his latest, This Tender Land.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476749303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020