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This Tender Land

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Kent Krueger

Narrated By: Scott Brick

Date: September 2019

Duration: 14 hours 21 minutes


For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Timesbestselling author of Ordinary Grace. 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 en'thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.


  • Kathryn K.

    I enjoyed this book and feel sad that its over. I especially like how the book wrapped up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful book that I'd listen to again! Each chapter was full of new challenges for the 4 lovable vagabonds. I hated for it to end.

  • Anonymous

    Love this book couldn’t stop listening to it

  • Christin T.

    Narrator had a calming voice. The story seemed to be all over the place. Reminded me a little of Huck Finn at times.

  • Anonymous

    Great insight into that period in history the tragic abuse of the indigenous children and a tale of enlightenment. Enjoyed this read

  • Anonymous

    Good read and very good to listen, nice voice.

  • Claire M.

    Loved the tales of the four vagabonds and their adventures in search of their dreams. Beautifully written, a well paced narrative that kept this reader engaged and in anticipation of the next chapter.

  • Shroas

    This was an enjoyable read. It had me crying at points. Yet I never knew what was waiting around the corner.

  • Anonymous

    Great story well written. I enjoyed the book

  • Anonymous

    After living a short time in Minneapolis I was able to recognize many of the areas mentioned and it brought back memories. It was a slow start for me but ended up coming full circle to genuine enjoyment.

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