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This Tender Land: A Novel

This Tender Land: A Novel

Scritto da William Kent Krueger

Narrato da Scott Brick


This Tender Land: A Novel

Scritto da William Kent Krueger

Narrato da Scott Brick

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4.5/5 (292 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
14 ore
Pubblicato:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9781501903403
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Descrizione

The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair.

"Ask me, God's right here. In the dirt, the rain, the sky, the trees, the apples, the stars in the cottonwoods. In you and me, too. It's all connected and it's all God. Sure this is hard work, but it's good work because it's a part of what connects us to this land. This beautiful, tender land."

1932: Located on the banks of the Gilead River in Minnesota, Lincoln School is home to hundreds of Native American boys and girls who have been separated from their families. The only two white boys in the school are orphan brothers Odie and Albert who, under the watchful eyes of the cruel superintendent Mrs. Brickman, are often in trouble for misdeeds both real and imagined. The two boys' best friend is Mose, a mute Native American who is also the strongest kid in school. And they find another ally in Cora Frost, a widowed teacher who is raising her little girl, Emmy, by herself. When tragedy strikes down Mrs. Frost, it's the catalyst for a series of events that will send Odie, Albert, and Mose to rescue Emmy and flee down the river in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi, leaving a dead body in their wake.

Soon they are wanted by the law and they know that Mrs. Brickman will stop at nothing to track them down for dark reasons of her own. Over the course of this unforgettable summer, Odie, Albert, Mose, and Emmy carefully make their way through the small river towns and big cities filled with people who are by turns desperate and generous, cruel and kind. As they search for a place to belong, these four remarkable children will lose their innocence but gain the strength to survive in the face of terrible loss.

With his signature "pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative" (Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author) prose, William Kent Krueger's This Tender Land shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

Pubblicato:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9781501903403
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com.

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  • (5/5)
    Wanted to keep reading. Amazing story and descriptions . Will be reading mire
  • (4/5)
    The Great Depression is at the backdrop of this story that has a wonderful adventure spirit of Huckleberry Finn feel to it. He honestly talks about how Native American children were stripped of their identities and used as local labourers through the homes they were sent to.

    He brings to live the geography of the Midwest and this book has been very well researched. Wonderful historical fiction and an ode to the compassionate nature of the human spirit.
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed listening and reading
    Easy to follow history and insight
  • (5/5)
    Excellent! I didn’t want to stop listening. The story had me laughing, crying, cheering!
  • (4/5)
    Good characters and descriptions of the times it took place. Thoughtful development of people in the story. But it did seem like nearly every chapter had disaster or very hard times which in the middle of the book was tiring and I almost stopped listening. But I am glad I did not as it ended well.
  • (5/5)
    One of the best books I have read this year. Author must have been channeling Mark Twain because I kept thinking it is just as good as stories Mark Twain’s stories.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful and masterful storytelling despite difficult circumstances. Compelling characters, who are both flawed and heroic.
  • (5/5)
    If you have not read this book yet, read it now! You won’t be able to put it down. The best read I have done this year.
  • (5/5)
    One of the finest and facts based novel, that leaves a huge impact on h hearts of listeners. And have to appreciate the recording people, especially the one who narrated! Both combined will make you drawn into the adventure. As soon as you finish the Book I am pretty sure you will feel as if someone whom you have known for years suddenly left you. And you are alone. But as said in the Book "Not Alone". I know a very few books that makes people rethink about the belief they hold towards life, god and self . All three connected? Compare your answer before and after listening to the Book.....!!!!
  • (4/5)
    The book is a 20th century version of huckleberry Finn, set in the Great Depression. It is fast paced and maintains the reader’s interest.
  • (5/5)
    Based on the true backdrop of the Great Depression - it was a powerful story of family, abuse, justice and forgiveness. That it was based in the Midwest, my home, made it so enjoyable to read! Absolutely tears your heart out but is also full of hope. Loved it!
  • (5/5)
    I’ve read nearly all of Krueger’s works. The stories just get better and better. The characters really pulled me in to the story. Much about the human condition can be found here. I like to read books, especially non-fiction, about this period of American history. It was hard to remember that this is a work of fiction. If I had it to do again I would read this book before Ordinary Grace.
  • (4/5)
    "The bloom of a rosebush.." This is very much a slice of life slow moving character driven story. I thought I might give up a few times when the pace was really slow, but I'm glad that I stuck with it.
  • (4/5)
    A bit slow but each passage of time is poetic where you can imagine yourself going on an “adventure” with the characters
  • (5/5)

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    Best novel I have read in a long time. The amount of research the author did is very evident, he brings those depression years alive! We should be so ashamed of the way that we treated those Indian children, and of course, Indians in general!

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    This was the best story I have heard in a while! What else can be said but listen yourself!!!!!}}}

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  • (4/5)

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    The story is told in the voice of 13 yr old Odie, but the prose known to fans of William Kent Krueger will be familiar. I have enjoyed the Cork O’Connor Series and ‘This Tender Land’ did not disappoint.

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  • (5/5)

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    Magnificently illustrated with words! Some books have too much detailed descriptions...so that I get tired of pages and pages of descriptions. Not so with The Tender Land. I enjoyed the author’s ability to create masterpiece paintings with his words, so much so that I sometimes stopped the audio to enjoy my mental picture or to back up the audio to listen to a particular description again.

    The story itself was captivating...the characters so beautiful and real, the events so exciting and unexpected! Personally, I expect this book to become a classic. Many thanks to the author for creating such an exquisite and riveting story.

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