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BBG Book Club - January 14, 2021

BBG Book Club - January 14, 2021
Join us at 6pm as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!

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Meeting ID: 971 5622 1715 Passcode: 804135

Book description:

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.