William Kent Krueger makes his third visit to Decorah for a Dragonfly Books author talk featuring his newest novel This Tender Land followed by a book signing Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Impact Coffee, 101 W. Water St.
This Tender Land is set in 1932 in Minnesota at the Lincoln School, 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. This Tender Land has been named the #1 Indie Next Pick for September, the Library Reads selection for September, and the Book of the Month selection for September.
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.
Everyone is invited to this free event at Impact Coffee, 101 W. Water St. on Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. If you can’t attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve an autographed copy.
This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-382-4275.
(Monday) 7:00 pm
101 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101