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This Tender Land
This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphans life-changing adventure traveling down Americas great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair. Ask me, Gods right here. In the dirt, the rain, the sky, the trees, the apples, the stars in the cottonwoods. In you and me, too. Its all connected and its all God. Sure this is hard work, but its good work because its a part of what connects us to this land. This beautiful, tender land. 1932: Located on the banks of the Gilead River in Minnesota, Lincoln School is home to hundreds of Native American boys and girls who have been separated from their families. The only two white boys in the school are orphan brothers Odie and Albert who, under the watchful eyes of the cruel superintendent Mrs. Brickman, are often in trouble for misdeeds both real and imagined. The two boys best friend is Mose, a mute Native American who is also the strongest kid in school. And they find another ally in Cora Frost, a widowed teacher who is raising her little girl, Emmy, by herself. When tragedy strikes down Mrs. Frost, its the catalyst for a series of events that will send Odie, Albert, and Mose to rescue Emmy and flee down the river in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi, leaving a dead body in their wake. Soon they are wanted by the law and they know that Mrs. Brickman will stop at nothing to track them down for dark reasons of her own. Over the course of this unforgettable summer, Odie, Albert, Mose, and Emmy carefully make their way through the small river towns and big cities filled with people who are by turns desperate and generous, cruel and kind. As they search for a place to belong, these four remarkable children will lose their innocence but gain the strength to survive in the face of terrible loss. With his signature pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative (Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author) prose, William Kent Kruegers This Tender Land shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
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SistaPip
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Loved this Depression Era story about 4 young runaways -- 2 white brothers, a mute Native American boy and a little girl -- as they travel by canoe down the Gilead River in search of "home". They encounter shantytowns, join up w a traveling Revival show, and meet characters both kind & sketchy, all in their search for home. An excellent adventure told from the perspective of a midly weaselly, very creative and thoughtful 12 year old boy.

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ljuliel
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3.5 ⭐️. I‘m not quite sure how to review this book to do it the proper justice. It was good enough to finish. That being said, I think the author tried too hard. He added way too many “ stories” inside the main story that it was a bit too crammed full for my liking. I have the audiobook, and listened to the beginning of that, where the author says his book Ordinary Grace has gotten so much acclaim, that he tried making this just as good. He 👇🏼

ljuliel ☝🏼, spent 3 years writing this one. I like the subject matter ,and know it‘s based on some truth. There were ,sadly ,schools where Native American kids were put to take their heritage from them and force them to be more “ civilized”, like the White folks. Pretty sad that we‘ve done those people such injustices ,throughout history . I liked the era the book took place ,the “Hooverville” era was also a subject of interest. Good, but not great 20h
Jeannineth This is on my tbr. I have a cousin who is Native American and adopted into our Caucasian family in the 1960s. I don‘t know the whole story but my Aunt and Uncle had at very difficult time adopting her. I know that the federal government and the two tribes her birth parents were from had to sign off. The treatment of native Americans is of much interest to me . 20h
ljuliel @Jeannineth That‘s really interesting. It‘d be an honor to have her .Another few books I‘ve read that have the same setting , if you haven‘t read them ,try North of Hope by Jon Hassler. Set in Minnesota , but I read it so long ago,I can‘t remember a lot about it. I think the main character was a teacher. Also The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, although it sorta veers off in a different direction. I know I read another . I‘ll tag you if I think of it 19h
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ljuliel @Jeannineth I don‘t think this one had anything in it about the schools, but it‘s VERY good and gets little recognition. 19h
Jeannineth @ljuliel thanks 19h
ljuliel NOTE TO SELF - add MINNESOTA to map. 14h
ljuliel 💵88+ 13 = 101 💵 14h
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Blueberry
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Currents reads. This Tender Land I am listening to. Cons: The narrator sounds like Vincent Price.
Pros: He reads slow and clear and so is easy to understand.

NataliePatalie Like the background pic 6d
readordierachel That sounds very distracting! 5d
Blueberry @readordierachel only at the start each time I listen 😀 5d
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TamTracy
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Capone says he highly recommends this one 📚📖🤓😄

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 Love Capone‘s big, soulful eyes. 😍 1w
mabell ❤️😍🐶 1w
TamTracy @wanderinglynn Thanks!!!! ♥️😊🐕 1w
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TamTracy @mabell ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
DGRachel That face! So cute! 1w
TamTracy @DGRachel Thanks. He looks cute. That‘s really just massive attitude. Just before he growled at me and left 😄 1w
Hooked_on_books Capone! 🐶💚 1w
TamTracy @Hooked_on_books Yep...sometimes we call him bubbles when he starts acting too gangster 😆 1w
Gissy Your dog look so cute in that photo🐶❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TamTracy @Gissy Thanks! ♥️ 1w
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TamTracy
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Absolutely beautiful story and beautiful writing. It is often compared to where the crawdads sing and I agree. Loved it just as much. These kids and their adventures kept me completely captivated. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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krismlars
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Four more #BOTM books to add to my backlog🤓

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Butterflyamore
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‘Tis the season for terrible, blurry thumbnail pictures for my BookTube videos, thanks to my dependence on natural lighting! Anyway, my December wrap up video is up: https://youtu.be/hxrszFx2aF8 Let‘s talk about our December reads!

#decemberwrapup #decemberreads #2019wrapup #endoftheyear #booksreadindecember #bookratings #bookstack #booktube #wellread

SilversReviews AWESOME stack....LOVED This Tender Land. ENJOY all of your books. 2w
Butterflyamore @SilversReviews I did enjoy most of these books. This Tender Land was a five star read for me. Great story! 2w
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cariashley Wow I don‘t think I realized how big Imaginary Friend was until this picture! 😯 (edited) 2w
Butterflyamore @cariashley Yes, just slightly over 700 pages! It‘s a monster! 2w
EadieB @Butterflyamore I haven't read any of the books you read in December. I would be interested in This Tender Land which I have on hold at Library, All That's Bright and Gone, The Woman in the Mirror and The Apple Tree.
I read 20 books in December. My favorites were You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (fav book - 2019), The Tenant by Katrine Engborg was very good too. The Unwilling by John Hart ARC but I think you would like it.
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Butterflyamore @EadieB I really need to make reading something by John Hart a priority this year. I have three of his books and I hear such great things about his writing. 2w
EadieB @Butterflyamore That was my first book by him and I was very impressed by his writing. 2w
SilversReviews @Butterflyamore It was. Love his books. 2w
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Reecaspieces
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These are just a FEW of the best of the best of 2019. There are a total of 20. Check out my blog post for the whole list! https://reecaspieces.com/2020/01/01/the-best-of-2019-wrap-up-review-5starreads/

Lynnsoprano I‘m so glad to see All That the River Holds here. Im friends with the author; he‘ll be tickled when I tell him 😄 3w
Crazeedi Following your blog!! 3w
Reecaspieces @Lynnsoprano he is one of my Facebook friends. He was raised in my small town of Ripley, MS 3w
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Reecaspieces @Crazeedi thank you!!!!! Makes my day!! Need all the help I can get! 3w
Reecaspieces @Lynnsoprano and it is a fabulous read!! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Reecaspieces I agree! And small world, he and I now live in the same community. I met him through a mutual friend. (edited) 3w
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bookladyreads
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This Tender Land was the most beautiful story I've read this year. Krueger did a fantastic job of getting you to feel for each of these characters. I wanted to protect them, I was rooting for them, I wanted the best for them, I hurt for them, and I felt like I knew them. I was enthralled by the situations and characters these kids encountered along the way; everything was so well-written and fully developed. #thistenderland
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Aloisi_tribe
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There are some books that hook you with the first line and you KNOW it‘s going to be a great book. This is one of those books. The only book I‘ve read with a better first line is The Prince of Tides.

BookishMarginalia I just chose this as my free book from #BOTM! 3w
marleed Oh I just thrifted a pristine copy for $3 yesterday - I was so excited! 2w
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TrishB
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I try not to look at reviews whilst reading a book , so I was slightly surprised by the negative ones when I finished!! I loved this book, thought Odie was a lovely narrator and the story just flowed with the river.
I guess it‘s good we don‘t all like the same 😁!!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh I‘m so happy!! I saw the negative reviews too and it was a BOTM pick for me. You just bumped it up for me, thank you! 3w
TrishB @JanuarieTimewalker13 🤞🏻🤞🏻 you love it. 3w
SilversReviews OHHHHH....such a FAB book!! I am surprised about a negative review/comment on this book.Wow!! (edited) 3w
TrishB @SilversReviews 👍🏻 quite a few on here. But we all like different things. 3w
SilversReviews @TrishB Exactly....everyone has different tastes. 3w
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TrishB
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#bookreport - not the best reading week- too much socialising with family and friends!
Finished The Burning Soul, about half way through Gutsy Women and about 3/4 of the way through This Tender Land (which I‘m loving).

Cathythoughts Oh me too Trish ... very little reading with all the seasonal meet ups ! I‘ll post a #forcast tomorrow & hopefully get back into some kind of reading routine again 👍🏻❤️ 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘m yearning for some alone time! But won‘t be any I think until later this week. More stuff over the next few days. ❤️ 3w
batsy Almost zero reading time for me as well! That time of the year 😁 3w
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TrishB @batsy fingers crossed for both of us 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for better this week! 3w
SilversReviews LOVED This Tender Land!! 3w
kaysworld1 I tried reading gutsy woman bit the font was far too small gave me a head ache trying to see the word's. 3w
TrishB @kaysworld1 it is small font! I‘m reading by themes so not all at once. 3w
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BlueStockingReviews
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This Tender Land is a beautifully written, absorbing story of four children and their turbulent river journey searching for safety and security. #williamkentkrueger #thistenderland

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IheartYA
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I really liked this book in the beginning. The character development and the writing style are great. I became bored and felt the book was at least 60 pages too long. 3 stars overall.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh boy, this was one of my BOTM picks that I haven‘t read yet and I just read this month‘s and felt like it was too long also. Almost like the author was trying to reach a specific word count. 1mo
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Bookish_B
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They‘re here! (And my Christmas decorations are clearly out 😜) excited for all of them. What did you choose?

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Amiable
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I‘m going to recommend this book, although I did have some issues with it. I thought the dialogue was a bit unrealistic (the narrator, who is supposed to be 12, talks more like an adult than most adults I know). And I felt that the story sort of lost some steam in the last 50 pages or so. But it was still an enjoyable read with a narrative that propels you forward.

Tanisha_A Tree lights. 😍 1mo
SeaBreezeReader This was a black friday purchase for me, so I hope it ends up being worth the $ spent on it. That's good you would still recommend it, despite a few flaws. Unfortunately, it seems some authors cannot successfully pull off the voice of a child or teenage narrator. 1mo
Amiable @SeaBreezeReader I‘d say it‘s worth it. I don‘t regret spending the time or the money on it , I mean. (edited) 1mo
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Butterflyamore
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This Tender Land is truly a magical journey and one I will not soon forget. The breathtaking prose, historical detail, and rich storytelling are experiences you don‘t want to miss!

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/386903535403259/?d=n

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swilson95
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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

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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Today on thr blog we are diving into the five Book of the Year finalists for @bookofthemonth

Check out our thoughts on the titles and let us know which one you think will claim the title of Book of the Year.

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2019/12/06/book-of-the-year-picks-at-a-glance/

#bookofthemonth
#bookoftheyear
#bookblogger #bookblog #bookbloggerhub

Megabooks I think Daisy Jones is overrated and A Woman Is No Man is a gem. I haven‘t read the other three. Will definitely check out your post. @Reviewsbylola 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @megabooks Completely agree about Daisy. 1mo
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Amiable
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This book is getting good! I don‘t want to get off at my stop and go to work— I just want to keep riding and reading. Wonder how my boss would react if I called in “reading my book.” 😀

ljuliel Would it work if you “ accidentally “ miss your stop and get off about 7 stops later, then have to ride the whole way back ? Maybe that excuse would work. 2mo
Amiable @ljuliel I get off at the terminal stop for the train. After it pulls in, it sits for about 10 minutes and then goes back the way it came. I'd have to explain why I “forgot“ to get off when the entire train emptied around me. Although I'm willing to give it a try! 😀 2mo
ljuliel That‘d be funny if you were the only one sitting there when it left again. Just keep reading. If the book is that good, maybe you won‘t notice everyone else has left. 😁 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I loved this book so much! 2mo
Suet624 This author writes lovely stories. 💕 2mo
Aimeesue Pretty bag! 2mo
Amiable @Aimeesue Thanks! It's my lunch bag. :) 2mo
Amiable @Ashley_Nicoletto @Suet624 This is the first one I've read by this author, and I'm totally a fan already! 2mo
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Amiable
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The speed at which I can get into comfy pants and on the couch with a book would net me a gold medal if “Disrobing After Work” was an Olympic event. 😌

Texreader I‘d be in contention for that medal if I weren‘t trying to catch up on Litsy at the same time! 😁 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😂👏 2mo
Amiable @Texreader First comfy pants, then Litsy! 😀 2mo
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ljuliel Funny ! The Hubster and I have that contest every night about which one puts their pjs on first. 2mo
AlaMich Ha! I would be a competitor in that Olympics. My wife teases me about fast I shed my outside clothes. 😊 2mo
Minimalgrl 😂😂😂 2mo
Tamra Ha! Good one! 2mo
BittersweetBooks Sounds like my kind of “sporting” event 😉🤣 2mo
Amiable @ljuliel It‘s always me! No contest. 😀 2mo
Amiable @AlaMich I would live in my PJs! If my boss would let me, that is. 😀 2mo
Amiable @BittersweetBooks @tamra Hey, we gotta find the sports we‘re good at, right? 😄 (edited) 2mo
Tamra @Amiable ya, because this would be one and only. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts I think I‘d come in very close behind you.... 😁❤️ 2mo
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Amiable
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Getting ready to dive into this one that‘s gotten rave reviews from friends and colleagues.

Lcsmcat I loved Ordinary Grace. I‘ll be interested to hear how this one is. 2mo
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Butterflyamore
This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger

Loss comes in every moment. Second by second our lives are stolen from us. What is last will never come again. ~This Tender Land/William Kent Krueger

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Butterflyamore
This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger

“The sound of his deep sobs was enough to make a stone weep. It‘s impossible to witness such open grief and not feel pity wrung from your heart... I couldn‘t recall ever hearing a grown man cry this way. It made me think that no matter how big we grew or how old, there was always a child in us somewhere.” ~This Tender Land/William Kent Krueger

kaysworld1 That's beautiful 😘 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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Do you have any furry photo bombers at your house? Earlier this week, I took this photo to go at the end of my five star predictions video. My little ferret, Ashton, decided he should be a part of the photo, too. Telling him I didn‘t want him in it only resulted in him making himself comfortable on This Tender Land. But whenever I do want a ferret in my photo, I can‘t get anyone to cooperate!

Megabooks Lol! What a cutie though! 2mo
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Amiable
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Spent yesterday in NYC with my husband. One of the stops I made sure to hit was the annual book fair at Goddard Riverside Community Center on the Upper West Side. Book publishers donate literally ROOMS full of books that the center sells at half price as a fundraiser for their programs. Here is my #bookhaul. I would have gotten more but my husband balked at carrying a heavier tote bag around the city. 😀

AmyG City of Girls is the most wonderful book! 2mo
Amiable @AmyG I've been at the wait list at the library, but when I saw it was half price I snapped it up! Patience is not one of my virtues. 😬 2mo
AmyG Wise decision! 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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1. This Tender Land, The Great Pretender, and Trace of Evil

2. The Animals at Lockwood Manor

3. Van Gogh, Tiffany, Monet, Bansky

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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Butterflyamore
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Do you ever try to guess what books you will give 5 stars to? I selected eight books that I haven‘t read yet but believe will be 5 star reads for me. You can see my predictions in my latest video! https://youtu.be/zKXdS-ejTVY

#fivestarratings #bookpredictions #readinglife #readersunite #booksof2020 #toberead #tbrpile #bookish #booktalk #bookvideo #vlogger

EadieB @Butterflyamore I found some books on your video that I am interested in reading. They are This Tender Land which I have a hold on at the library already, Saint X for the same reason you said having really liked The Silent Patient and The Whisper Man, Nearly Normal Family mentioned by you sounds interesting to me too. And finally, I will be checking out American Dirt and Dear Edward - thanks for calling these books to my attention. 2mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore 5 star predictions from NetGalley: Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming, next book in a series that I love, also The Other Wife by Claire McGowen - I have read other books by Claire and love her writing. The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman is a book that will be published 3/2020 that I got from LibraryThing, The Unwilling by John Hart contacted by St. Martin Press, Empire of Lies by Raymond Khoury from Bookish First.

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Butterflyamore @EadieB I hope all of those books meet your 5 star expectations! 2mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore Thanks and the same to you in regards to your pile of books! 2mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB Thank you! 2mo
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TheBookStacker
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1. Just gives me the fall feels
2. So far nothing but having dinner tomorrow with good friends so that counts
3. Possibly go see Ford v. Ferrari
4. 7 that I can think of right off the top of my head
5. 👍🏽
#FriyayIntro

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Friends, I almost almost almost sent this back to the library unread and then a fellow Iowa bookstagram friend told me she loved it. I decided to give it 50 pages and ended up falling in love with one of the most beautifully written, heartfelt, family centered novels. This baby is full of hope and longing. The book I ALMOST returned unread is officially one of my favorites of the year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Chelsea.Poole Oh thank you so much for this post! I've had this book for a month now from the library and was about to return it unread. I must read this right now!! 2mo
LiteraryinLititz That‘s so good to know! 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Chelsea.Poole It‘s slightly slow moving and kind of just dawdles along, but I loved it. 2mo
Reecaspieces I agree! It is a fantastic book 2mo
TheBookHippie I have it sitting here too!!! Thank you for posting ! 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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This bookmark serves a dual purpose: It helps me mark my place in a book and it reminds me that I have some wonderful friends.

erzascarletbookgasm I love it! 2mo
Texreader Gorgeous 2mo
sisilia How lovely! 2mo
Crazeedi This is very special 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I realized a few minutes ago that my #BotM box had been sitting in my parcel locker for the last few days. 😱 I'm really excited for both of these picks. Neither of them are typical choices for me, but BotM gave me a free birthday book so I figured I'd switch it up a little bit! 🥳

Had anyone read This Tender Land, yet? What did you think?

Megabooks I have not read Tender but I loved The Blinds. I listened to the audiobook with my dad and we both liked it. 2mo
Eggs I too enjoyed The Blinds. Have not read this krueger but I loved his Ordinary Grace 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Current status. ❤️

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Tamra Keep the status quo. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Tamra 👏🏼👌🏼👏🏼👌🏼 will do. No convincing necessary. 2mo
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Sace How do you resist those puppy eyes? 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Sace I don‘t. I do more pets than reading. 🤣 2mo
Sace I can imagine. 😁 2mo
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swishandflick
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Question: if I'm 150 pages in and not really feeling it so far, does it pick up or is it more of the same? I hate to bail because I've heard such glowing reviews, but it isn't holding my attention 😭 #BOTM

LauraBeth I haven‘t read this particular book but if I‘ve made it to page 150 and am not feeling it (despite glowing reviews), I‘ll usually bail and not feel that badly about it. 2mo
lele1432 Aww man now I'm nervous about this one...🤔 2mo
Tamra DNF, I‘m always upset when I don‘t. 2mo
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TorieStorieS I really liked this one- but if you are not feeling it by then, it won‘t pick up any more. My dad felt the same way and also ended up skimming the end (he also has a hard time outright bailing!) 2mo
Lizpixie @TorieStorieS hah! I do the same thing as your dad, I think I‘ve only ever outright bailed in one book in my whole life(Angela‘s Ashes😣)Skimming the ending makes me feel at least I tried. #SkimmersAintQuitters 2mo
TorieStorieS Hahahahaha!!!! I‘m going to be sharing that hashtag with my dad for sure!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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JulAnna
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Mehso-so

This might be an #unpopularopinion
I thought the book was very slow in the middle and dragged a bit. But despite that, the ending felt rushed and wrapped up too neatly. I feel it would have benefited from a change in perspective along the way. While Odie was an interesting character, I did get tired of his ‘voice‘. Not sure all historical references were accurate. **The writing was beautiful in places and I may try other books by this author.

Cathythoughts Yes I agree! It started off well ... but I DNF as it lost my interest ... some lovely descriptions of nature ... but I kind of just let it go 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts shoot, I‘m going to take it off my TBR. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra yes, I was disappointed ... if started off well ... but DNF 2mo
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swishandflick I'm struggling through this right now and thought I was the only one! @Cathythoughts 2mo
JulAnna @swishandflick @Cathythoughts I am glad to know it wasn‘t just me 🤓 2mo
Cathythoughts @swishandflick @JulAnna I‘m glad I‘m not the only one too. @Tamra In the heat of the moment I bought his crime book - Iron Lake - ( first in the series) .... I hope it‘s good 🤞🏻😁 (edited) 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Yay! I confirmed my BotM with these two books, and they gave me The Blinds for free since it's my birthday month (not until the 22nd). 🎉🎈😁

8little_paws Oh the blinds was really good! I'm surprised there wasn't more buzz about it. 3mo
Rachel.Rencher @8little_paws Oh I'm glad to hear that! I wasn't sure since I haven't heard much about it. 3mo
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JulAnna
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Today‘s library haul 🤓
I am starting with the tagged book tonight.

Suet624 I look forward to your review on the tagged book. 3mo
JulAnna @Suet624 I just finished this, posted a so-so review. I was disappointed overall. Did you read it? 2mo
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Melwilk
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This book was my September #BOTM pick. I thought it was very touching. I liked the way the ids in the story bonded together and looked out for one another. It was interesting to see who they encountered to help them along the way. I enjoyed the way the author ended the book as well. I took a long time reading this. I have been having a difficult time focusing on reading. Life has been hard. I wish I could hide in my house and hibernate for a while

ljuliel 🌹 I hope things get better. Life IS hard. Sometimes we have to dig pretty deep to pull out our TOUGHNESS. 3mo
Mandoul Sorry to hear things have been tough @Melwilk i know the feeling and have learned that it is totally okay to hibernate for a while until I recalibrate. Hope things get better soon 🤞 3mo
Melwilk @ljuliel @Mandoul Thank you for your kind and encouraging words 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Hugs 💖. Yes it‘s been hard for you; dealing with your loss and whatever else has been happening. One day at a time 💖💖💖 3mo
Melwilk @ValerieAndBooks thank you so much for your support 💕 3mo
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Blueberry
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1. Currently reading Prayer: Does it make any difference?
2. Starting The Bear and the Nightingale tomorrow.
3. My last 5 star read was the book I just finished This Tender Land.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads
@nataliepatalie

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Cfmamareads
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This Tender Land is a brilliant masterpiece about four orphan children growing up in the Midwest during the Great Depression. They must battle their way through torture and hardship in search of a better life. Will they find it? Sometimes what you pray for and dream of isn't always as it's expected.

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Blueberry
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The narrator of this book, a boy named Odie, is often requested to tell his stories. He tells good windigo and #ghoststory.

#Fallisbooked @OriginalCyn620
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#scaryscavengerhunt #whereacharacterdies
@ReadingMermaid @Clwojick

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤👻 3mo
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MaceyT15
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This got me out of such a book slump!!

William Kent Krueger is not just an author, or a writer - he is an epic storyteller, much like our main character, Odie OBanion. Captivating, enthralling, every moment measured.

And can we talk about that epilogue! Such finality in perfect closure. Perfect peace. I am in LOVE with the book. Forever and always a part of my soul. Tell everyone you know! Literary gold!

Capricious.Nite.Owl I have this book and I am in a book slump right now...maybe I should give it a try 🤔 3mo
MaceyT15 @Capricious.Nite.Owl it's WONDERFUL!! I've been afraid to start a new book because I'm still getting over this one! 3mo
Capricious.Nite.Owl @MaceyT15 oh wow...then I definitely need to read it! Did you read his other book The Ordinary Grace? I heard so many great things about this book too and I actually bought a copy of it in a thrift store but sadly it‘s still waiting on its turn #neverendingtbr 3mo
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MaceyT15 @Capricious.Nite.Owl yes!! Ordinary Grace was one of my favorites up until I read this one. They are both incredible stories with well written characters. Ordinary Grace takes place in the 60s while Tender Land is in the 30s. Both coming of age stories. AMAZING!! 3mo
Capricious.Nite.Owl Ok. I am convinced now!! Will start The Tender Land tonight :) 3mo
MaceyT15 @Capricious.Nite.Owl enjoy!! Hope you don't have plans for the weekend ;) You might need to cancel! Let me know what you think! 3mo
mvrdr On my tbr stack. 3mo
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BrookeW81
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💝This book was simply amazing. Very well written and the characters just grabbed your heart and ran with it. 💝

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 3mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3mo
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BrookeW81 Thank you everyone!! 3mo
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Cathythoughts
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Odie plays the harmonica... I love the harmonica. ♥️🎼.... this is a very quotable book

jenniferw88 Hi Cathy, just letting you know that #lmpbc arrived safely today. 3mo
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 thanks Jenny ! ♥️ 3mo
Centique Hey Cathy would you mind sending me your postal address? I have a little gift I want to send you for Christmas. My email is arblaster@xtra dot co dot nz 3mo
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Cathythoughts @Centique I will ofcorse ! It‘s on the way now 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @Centique my email never sent 🤷🏻‍♀️I‘ll keep trying. It‘s ..... arblaster@xtra.co.nz right ? 3mo
Centique @Cathythoughts yes that‘s it 😊 3mo
Cathythoughts @Centique thanks! It will get there eventually... wifi might not be the best just now X 3mo
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Cathythoughts
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2 shots of coffee & a new book on a sunny Sunday autumn morning 👍🏻📖☕️
@Tamra have you read this one ? Meant to be lovely descriptions of nature ♥️

erzascarletbookgasm Enjoy your Sunday! 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie! You too X 3mo
Cinfhen Nice photo 3mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks X 3mo
TrishB Look forward to your review! Have this on a future purchase list! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB if the beginning is anything to go by ... it‘s going to be a good one 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Eggs Cathy your hair is so pretty- angel hair ❤️❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @eggs thanks ... I‘m getting there inch by inch 👍🏻😘 3mo
Tamra No, but he is a star Minnesota author and I‘m embarrassed to admit I haven‘t read any of his books! I will rectify it with this one because I do love it when nature is a featured element of a story. 😁 3mo
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EmilyM
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An excellent story and beautifully told! ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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TorieStorieS
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This is my first experience with Krueger‘s writing- and it won‘t be my last! I loved my #BOTM pick! Odie‘s odyssey from his escape from a school in Minnesota is riveting from start to finish! Set in the early 1930s, the detail feels accurate and all of the characters come to life! I loved it!!!

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Hazel0303
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4.5 stars - Wow. WKK does it again. I explain why I didn't give this a full 5 stars in my review, but it was absolutely a great, great book.

Full review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2763001742

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bookishkris
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Started reading on the deck with the dogs this morning, and had to tear myself away to go back inside. I‘ve never read WKK before, but wow, I‘ve been missing out. 33 pages in, this is lyrical and evocative, and I‘m anxiously waiting for the chance to read more.

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mbsam
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Engaging story of a quartet of children who go on an epic adventure, starting in the Indian schools of Minnesota. Beautifully written, as always.