This Tender Land Book Reviews

William Kent Krueger

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Book Summary


“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade

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.

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Book Name This Tender Land
Genre Literary
Language English
E-Book Size 12.89 MB

This Tender Land (William Kent Krueger) Book Reviews 2023

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Excellent book. I enjoyed it immensely.

This Tender Earth. Amazing. A true epic. A cross between Grapes of Wrath and Water for Elephants

Amazing Journey. 1932....I feel like I was there with the 4 Vagabonds on their journey. Mr. Krueger is an awesome storyteller.....just like Odie.

This Tender Land. Enjoyed this story, will recommend it to others.

This Tender Land. Beautifully written, thought provoking, uplifting. I loved this book!

Loved it and highly recommend this one.. Captivating yarn!

Fabulous book. Great story, long but a quick read. Fell in love with all 4 kids

One of My Top 3 Bools of 2020. One of my favourite books of 2020. It was a wonderful, emotional rollercoaster of an escape from the madness that has been this year. It’s well worth the read. I’ve seen this book compared to Huckleberry Finn, but this is so much better than that. The characters are so loveable. They all have a purpose, warm hearts, and genuine love for each other.

I loved it!. I enjoyed following along on their journey!

Too much. This book was exhausting.

This Tender Land. Beautiful story

Thank you. I can visualize every scene in his description of the surroundings during the Vagabonds travels. What an enjoyable read. I am learning all about Minnesota and it’s, sometimes traumatic history.

Very good Book!. This was a great story! Very exciting but also for some reason very relaxing and very well written! Would definitely recommend!

Such a beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking tale.. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but it definitely won’t be the last.

This Tender Land. Five stars for an amazing tale. This author has the gift of words as you feel yourself with the children and their plight. He paints the picture with words.

This Tender Land. A great read in the spirit of Huckleberry Finn.

Wonderful Story. This is a great story expertly written by one with a grand imagination!

This tender land. Enjoyed this one!

This Tender Land. Loved this book so very much. I had the same feeling as I did when I was a kid reading The Boxcar Children..What a wonderful read.

This Tender Land. This is a wonderful story that has helped me pass time during the Covid 19 isolation. As my family and I struggle through the uncertainty of our time, it was comforting to watch these characters work their way through the terrible uncertainty of the Great Depression. Graceful writing, tender stories and vivid scenes remind me that this is a beautiful world that begs us to look for the simple beauty all around us. This is a book to savor.

Modern day fairytale. Excellent and imaginative! The story is unique , filled with creative characters. The middle part was the least likable in my opinion. But, the beginning and end are quite satisfying.

PHENOMAL. A story of 2 brothers left in the ward of a school that was for Indian children who were orphans. Years of abuse from the headmaster and her husband, they escape with their best friend, Mose an Indian who’s tongue has been cut out and through sign language, which the boys knew fluently bc their mother was deaf they communitvatw. With them went their favorite teachers daughter who was captive of the headmasters after a horrible tornado. Through their travels as young children, by canoe they came upon wonderful and frightening adults who had met them along their travels from Minnesota towards St. Louis in search of their Aunt Julia. They were being hunted by the headmasters, who’d told police Emmy, the little girl they took from the horrible circumstances that she’d been kidnapped, they were hiding from the law and their quest for a home in St Louis was a difficult yet beautiful one embarked by 4 REMARKABLE children

A great retelling of the Homeric epic. The author clearly cared a lot about his characters and passes that on to the reader. It is a coming of age story as well as the story of a journey. It isn’t what I had initially expected from Krueger as I had started with his crime novels but it is one of my memorable books of the year.

This Tender Land. The type of book that you can't put down, but as you near the end, you are tempted to slow down because you don't want it to end! Once again, a book that tells the story of hardships in life that so many young children, particularly during the depression years, suffered unnecessarily at the hands of greedy and plain mean adults! The Native American children were certainly ill treated and cruelly kidnapped from their tribes under the false pretense of it being " for their own good". I could not stop reading. It did not seem to be the length that it is! How I hated the "Black Witch" as did the four vagabonds! Yet, there were redeeming caring adults who were sympathetic to the needs of the "family"of four youngsters. The adults who did so, were honest and kind and generous to share what little they had out of genuine concern for their welfare. Wonderful, believable characters, even the mean ones were truly despicable! I would highly recommend this book!

Wow!. What a wonderful mix of historic fiction. A tale that mixes the history of indigenous peoples with the orphans and underserved of the depression. A real page turner from the start. I loved reading it.

A little overdone but worth your time. Someone described this as a book you would like if you enjoyed “I Know Where The Crawdad Sings” and that is not a fair comparison. Crawdad is a better crafted story. But this book is worth your time. You will care about the characters and nearly get whiplash from all the plot twists. The author clearly did a lot of research to inform his story and I appreciate the added effort.

DEFINITE MUST READ. Beautifully written book and story. Excellent character development and very hard to put down. I did not want it to end. Thank you

This Tender Land. A great adventure from beginning to end. I

Very entertaining..... Well written and paced. Character development is excellent and transformative. The Author captures the true feelings of the time in history through the shared experiences of the four Vagabonds. A must read.

Great!. Loved it! Thank you for a great story!

Loved it!. Excellent book, couldn’t put it down.

Grippin. William Kent Krueger is a born story-teller. Loved this book from start to finish. Couldn’t put it down... even after I finished it, and read the epilogue, I was still wishing for more. I’ll miss these vagabonds.

This Tender Land. Could not put down. A new favorite.

Wonderful book. One of the best stories I’ve ever read. Amazing American classic

This Tender Land. Loved it from start to Finnish! Great weekend read!

Glad it was on sale.. There’s not an original idea in this book. Couldn’t care less about the characters, I mean stereotypes. The good guys aren’t good and the bad guys aren’t bad. They are just there…word by word…daring me to finish. Awful. Can I get my 3 bucks back?

Rick. A nice story that keeps moving with likable characters. You won’t be disappointed that you read it.

Breathtaking. Ordinary Grace quickly rose to a lifetime favorite for me and This Tender Land was no different. WKK has such an incredible way of describing the heartbreak that is life while also it’s beauty.

A great story….. by a true storyteller. Krueger weaves the lines of Native American social injustice and bits of spiritual beliefs through the narrative of four children. I couldn’t put the book down.

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The This Tender Land book written by William Kent Krueger was published on 03 September 2019, Tuesday in the Literary category. A total of 2,612 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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