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Ordinary Grace

A Novel

By William Kent Krueger

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

“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.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781451645828


Format: Book
Author: Krueger, William Kent
Summary: Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
Title: Ordinary grace : a novel / William Kent Krueger.
Publisher Date: New York : Atria Books, 2013.
Subject: Families -- Minnesota -- Fiction. Murder -- Minnesota -- Fiction. Grief -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781451645828 (hardcover) 1451645821 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Krueger
Oclc: 800031523
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Bib Id: 421084

Format: Book
Author: Krueger, William Kent
Summary: Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
Title: Ordinary grace : a novel / William Kent Krueger.
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atria Books, 2013.
Description: 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Families -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Subjects: Grief -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012034884
ISBN: 9781451645828 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1451645821 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Krueger