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Huck Finn Meets The Great Depression in “This Tender Land”


This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger

Atria Books, 2019

A poignant coming of age novel set amid the grim backdrop of the Great Depression, This Tender Land is a Huckleberry Finn-esque type story. It’s about four children who escape a horrific Indian school by canoeing down the rivers of Minnesota to St. Louis.

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