September 2019 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent KruegerThe Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson WhiteheadOn the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
This Tender Land: A Novel, by William Kent Krueger

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“The work of a master storyteller about the making of a young storyteller, This Tender Land is a coming-of-age novel for the ages. It begins in an isolated Dickensian boarding school in Minnesota during the early years of the Depression, then morphs into the story of four runaways in a canoe à la Huckleberry Finn. On the run from their school headmistress and the law, they encounter other wanderers and escapees from life as they canoe towards St. Louis to find their only known relative and a possible home. Odie, his brother Albert, their schoolmate Mose, and newly orphaned Emmy are unforgettable characters in an unforgiving era. Epic, thrilling, and beautifully written, this is storytelling at its very best.”

Renee Barker, The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn, IL


 

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