William Kent Krueger: This Tender Land

We are delighted to open our September in-store author event series by welcoming William Kent Krueger, the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace, as he discusses and signs copies of his new book, This Tender Land. Mr. Krueger's appearance with us is free and open to the public, and we'll be serving cookies and coffee to attendees.  We ask that you buy your books from The Book Stall if you intend on entering the book-signing queue.

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, Mr. Kreuger's magnificent new novel is about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.

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 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 the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary Grace, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel, as well as eighteen Cork O'Connor novels, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com.

Event date: 

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476749297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Atria Books - September 3rd, 2019


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

A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.