Library to host book talk with William Kent Krueger

March 11, 2021

William Kent Krueger will be doing a virtual book talk about This Tender Land at 6 p.m. Thursday March 11. Join this award winning author for an intimate look at 

his latest book. This event will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. Call 218-732-4966 or email parkrapids@krls.org to register to receive the link. This magnificent novel follows four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression. In 1932, the Lincoln School in Minnesota 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 enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams and makes us whole. This author event is funded through Kitchigami Regional Library System with funds from the Legacy Amendment.