Ordinary Grace

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013


From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.

“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
March 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
12.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Mack ee ,

Painful story beautifully written

Set mostly in early sixties rural America, this is a story about a small town in Minnesota and one family’s eventful summer there. The mystery wasn’t such a mystery to me but the story and characters are beautifully written and developed. I’ll have to check out other books by this author, another Books sale-shelf discovery!

Xcntrytrip ,

Simply Marvelous

A beautiful story. The author doesn’t write, he creates. I found myself walking along with the characters, feeling what they felt, learning along with them. Their world, and all that happens around them and to them, envelops you. And you emerge different, and better, for having spent time with them.

Peter 14 ,

Ordinary Grace

A wonderful story of family and friends…

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