Common Readers: "This Tender Land"

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  Age Groups Adults


Common Readers will be reading “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger and hosting a virtual event with the author in August.

The novel, set in 1932 on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, follows four orphan vagabonds as they journey into the unknown over the course of a summer, “crossing 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, bighearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.”

The virtual author event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 in the library’s large meeting room. Krueger will join Common Readers via Zoom to discuss his book and more. Readers can join the event in-person or via Zoom. To register for the virtual portion of the event, visit

Copies of “This Tender Land” will be available in a variety of formats upon request at the library’s front desk.

For more information about this or any other library program, stop by the front desk or call the library at 419-294-1345.