this tender land

This Tender Land
Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: 2020-05-19
Pages: 464
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, “a gripping, poignant tale swathed in both mythical and mystical overtones” (Bob Drury, New York Times bestselling author) that follows 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 fly 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 is “more than a simple journey; it is a deeply satisfying odyssey, a quest in search of self and home” (Booklist).

The Tender Land
Author: Kathleen Finneran
Publisher: HMH
Release Date: 2003-06-11
Pages: 304
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An extraordinary memoir of a family haunted by tragedy: “I’ve read very few contemporary novels that can rival Finneran’s nonfiction.” —Jonathan Franzen A superb portrait of family life, this “absorbing and thoughtful” memoir is a love story unlike any other (Library Journal). The Finnerans—Irish Catholic parents with five children in St. Louis—are a seemingly unexceptional family whose lives are upended by a catastrophic event: the suicide of the author’s fifteen-year-old younger brother after being publicly humiliated in junior high school. A gentle, handsome boy, Sean Finneran was a straight-A student and gifted athlete, especially treasured by every member of his family. Masterfully, the book interweaves past and present, showing how inseparable the Finnerans are, and how the long accumulation of love and memory helps them survive their terrible loss. “Unforgettable in its restraint and quiet beauty,” The Tender Land is a testament to the always-complicated ways in which we love one another (Publishers Weekly). In quietly luminous language, Kathleen Finneran renders the emotional, spiritual, and physical terrain of family life—its closeness and disconnection, its intimacy and estrangement—and pays tribute to the love between parents and children, brothers and sisters. In doing so, she “reminds us of how complicated, unique, and fragile an organism the family is” (The Boston Globe). “[Great writers] change us. Kathleen Finneran fits in this niche. . . . Her prose sings.” —USA Today “Beautifully written . . . Like life itself, this memoir evokes both sadness and joy.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Appalachian Spring
Author: S. L. Baer
Publisher:
Release Date: 2005-02
Pages: 324
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Participate in an ancient dedication to the twelve holy days of Christmas. Join in this opportunity to connect with your Spirit and the true meaning of the Christmas Season. "I find this book to be a wonderful way to honor the twelve holy days of Christmas as they conjoin with the signs of the zodiac, so that you can focus your meditations to help you move up the spiritual path. This book brings a new metaphysical, spiritual depth to the holy season, and to each part of the body which is then linked to each sign of the zodiac and to each disciple." DR. SITA E. CHANEY - ASTARA AUTHOR OF "MEMORIES MY PARENTS THE MYSTICS" (FOREWORD INSIDE) "Merry Battles shows us that when we place meaning in time and space, we activate a power that can enrich our lives. CHRISTMAS MEDITATIONS ON THE TWELVE HOLY DAYS brings into focus the many messages of love, transcendence and light that come from the awareness of this sacred time." CHRIS GRISCOM AUTHOR AND SPIRITUAL LEADER FOUNDER OF THE LIGHT INSTITUTE OF GALISTEO These meditations are to be used for the Christmas season and also during the time the Earth travels through each sign of the Zodiac. For example, as we are in the sign of Aries, read the meditations for the holy day of Aries. The universal focus for that time is "Behold, I make all things new." (Rev. 21:5) The life and work of each disciple can be

The World Of Cork O Connor
Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Pages: 80
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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As the author of over fifteen spellbinding novels in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, William Kent Krueger has introduced countless readers to a harsh but magnificent Minnesota landscape and a cast of remarkable characters who call it home. This is the world of Cork O’Connor. Now in this helpful reader’s companion, readers can gain new insight into how the series has evolved book after book, how Cork O’Connor came to exist as a character, and how Minnesota’s great Northwoods proved to be as important to the books as any human character Krueger created. You’ll find a brief description of each book in the series, a concordance of the characters introduced in each book, and a tantalizing excerpt. Whether you are just discovering William Kent Krueger’s masterful storytelling skills or have been a fan for years, The World of Cork O’Connor provides an overview of an extraordinary body of work that only gets richer over time, and a glimpse into the mind of a gifted writer.

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Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Pages: 1008
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Three heartpounding New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor mysteries in one impossible-to-put-down ebook! Vermilion Drift: Cork stumbles across the remains of six murder victims in an underground mine. Five are connected to a series of old unsolved disappearances. But the sixth is fresh. What’s worse, two of the victims—including the most recent—were killed with Cork’s gun. As Cork searches for answers, he must dig into his own past and that of his father, a well-respected man who harbored a ghastly truth. Northwest Angle: Amid the wreckage of a violent storm, Cork O’Connor and his daughter Jenny discover a body. Nearby, a baby boy lies hungry and dehydrated but still very much alive. Powerful forces in pursuit of the child follow them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it’s impossible to tell who is friend or foe. Trickster’s Point: Cork O’Connor sits deep in the wilderness with his good friend Jubal Little—favored to become Minnesota’s first Native American elected governor—who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. But this is no hunting accident. The arrow is one of Cork’s. As he works to clear his name and track the killer who set him up, only Cork knows that his complex, passionate, ambitious friend was also capable of murder.

Ordinary Grace
Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Pages: 307
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Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

This Tender Place
Author: Laurie Lawlor
Publisher: Terrace Books
Release Date: 2007-01-23
Pages: 166
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After the deaths of her father and father-in-law, Laurie Lawlor discovers an unlikely place for healing and transformation in a wetland in southeastern Wisconsin—a landscape of abundant and sometimes inaccessible beauty that has often been ignored, misunderstood, and threatened by human destruction. In her personal wetland journey, she examines the sky, delves underwater, and peers between sedges in all seasons and all times of day. An engating and deeply intimate record, This Tender Place is, at its heart, a story of refuge and renewal refracted through the lens of life within wetlands-among the most productive, yet most endangered, ecosystems in the world.

This Tender Vine
Author: Judith B. Solberg
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2004-12
Pages: 148
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Located in the heart of the Lakes Region, Holderness School boasts a rich history that is closely entwined with New Hampshire's past. This Tender Vine explores this history in celebration of the school's one hundred and twenty five year anniversary. Learn more about the social changes and themes that resonated throughout each period of the school's history: Ties to the Episcopal Church and a tradition of service The integration of women and the advent of coeducation Pioneering academic curricula and programs Grass-roots development of the arts Competitive athletics and the historical importance of snow sports Solberg brings together the perspectives of previous school historians and a wealth of archival material, using both chronological and thematic lenses to reflect on school culture. From the venerable Livermore family whose mansion was the school's first home, to the visionary churchmen who founded the school, to the headmasters who helped guide the school through times of crisis, she introduces key figures and places them in historical context. More than a simple historical summary, This Tender Vine is a loving tribute to a venerable yet vibrant school community.

Rainy Lake Rendezvous
Author: Janet Kay
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020-05-18
Pages: 234
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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AN INTRIGUING TALE OF LOVE, LIES, AND FAMILY SECRETS - WITH A SUPERNATURAL TWIST!Determined to reclaim Beth, the ex-wife whom he divorced ten years ago, Rob leaves his former identity as a prominent Chicago attorney behind. He embarks upon a secretive mission to rescue her from the man whom he believes is holding her hostage. Together, he and Beth will begin a new life in a remote cabin the Canadian wilderness.But Beth has finally found peace and put the past behind her. No longer living in fear of her delusional ex-husband, she is happily remarried to an Ojibwe artist who honors his ancestors' cultural traditions and beliefs. They live on a pristine island on Rainy Lake along the Minnesota/Ontario international border. Together, they are raising ten-year-old Jason. .Jason's idyllic childhood takes an unexpected turn when he awakens from a dream to find himself on a bizarre wilderness adventure with a stranger - accompanied by a spirit from beyond this world. This transformational journey, filled with twists and turns, leads to the discovery of long-held family secrets that will change all of their lives forever. Can they let go of the past, learn to forgive and move into an uncertain future?This novel is the long-awaited sequel to "Waters of the Dancing Sky." If you like psychological suspense, supernatural, inspirational fiction and wilderness adventure novels, you will love this one! Reviewers claim they could not put the book down: "Rainy Lake Rendezvous is a tale that begins with obsession and madness but becomes, in the end, a journey with something quite different in mind. Janet Kay offers readers a rich tapestry of intrigue, history, Ojibwe lore and culture, and even ghosts, set against the stunning backdrop of the border country between Minnesota and Canada. If you're in search of a true taste of the North Country and a diverting tale to take you there, look no further. Rainy Lake Rendezvous is the perfect ticket." William Kent Krueger, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Ordinary Grace" and "This Tender Land."

The American Scene
Author: Robert D. Marcus
Publisher: Ardent Media
Release Date: 1971
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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