August 13: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

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Registration opens July 13, 8:00 am.

“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.

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.

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PC Reads is a free event but registration is required. If you register and find that you are unable to attend, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so someone from the wait list can be contacted. The discussion will be held on Zoom and is limited to 20 participants. 

Upcoming books: The PC Reads volunteers have chosen the following books through November 2020. Why not plan ahead and pick up books that will be discussed in the next few months? Many are available at local libraries.

September 3 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

October 1 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman

November 5 - The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani