William Kent Krueger in Conversation

William Kent Krueger’s latest novel, This Tender Land, appears at #3 on The New York Times Bestseller list on September 22. Did you miss his appearance at The Poisoned Pen? He and Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore, discussed books, and much more. But, you can not only still watch the event, you can order a signed copy of This Tender Land through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2lPfdc0

Here’s the description of This Tender Land.

“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land…This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade 

A magnificent novel about 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 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.


This is a conversation you’ll want to watch.