This tender land : a novel / William Kent Krueger.
- First Atria Books hardcover edition.
- New York : Atria Books, 2019. , ©2019
450 pages ; 24 cm
- Orphans -- Fiction.
Runaway children -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Minnesota -- Fiction.
Mississippi River -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
Indians of North America.
Voyages and travels.
- 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 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. -- adapted from jacket
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