April 2: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times 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.
“Long, sprawling, and utterly captivating, readers will eat up every delicious word of it.”—New York Journal of Books.”
“More than a simple journey; it is a deeply satisfying odyssey, a quest in search of self and home.”—Booklist
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Upcoming books: The PC Reads volunteers have chosen the following books for the next few months. Why not plan ahead and pick up books that we will be discussing in the next few months? Many are available at local libraries.
May 7 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Jun 4 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Jul 7 - The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani