Novel Ideas Book Club

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We are back at the Barney! We will be meeting at the Barney Library Lawn at 1:15pm. The book for next month will be distributed at that time. Masks are only required for those who have not received a COVID vaccine. Masks are required while inside the Barney Library.

Our next book will be "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, 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 summer, these four orphans 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.

Copies of next month's book will be distributed during the meeting. Additional copies will be available at the Barney after our meeting.