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This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger is a big-hearted novel that doesn’t disappoint. Four orphans form an unlikely family in 1932 Minnesota: Motherless Odie O’Banion and his brother Albert, are the only Caucasians at the Lincoln Indian Training School, committed there after their father’s death; their friend Mose, a Native American boy whose tongue …

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It’s not often that I review a book with these two disparate comments: I loved this book, but I disliked the ending. Typically, if I don’t like the ending of a book, it ruins the entire thing for me. Not the case for Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Let’s back track. The book’s …

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Kristin Hannah’s newest novel, The Great Alone (St. Martins Press, 2018) is set in Alaska and the landscape is a metaphor for the treacherous and very dangerous lives lived by Ernt Allbright and his wife Cora and daughter Leni. The book opens in 1974. Ernt Allbright is a survivor – a Vietnam POW who has returned …

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