Ordinary grace / by William Kent Krueger.
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|Moorhead Public Library||BOOK CLUB KIT KRU (Text)||33500013340849||Main||Checked out||03/02/2022|
- ISBN: 9781451645859
- Physical Description: 1 kit + 10 books (307 pages ; 24 cm), 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2013.
Contains: 10 copies of the book, 1 discussion guide, 1 contents sheet, 1 getting started guide, 1 evaluation form
Book ISBN 9781451645859 (paperback)
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.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 February #1
Krueger, the author of the best-selling Cork O'Connor mysteries, largely set in Minnesota, has written a stand-alone novel that is part mystery but mostly an extended (and often overly extended) meditation. The narrator, Frank Drum, writes as a middle-age man looking back on a summer in 1961 in New Bremen, Minnesota, when he was 13; the Minnesota Twins were in their first season; and death, in five different instances, shook his family and their community in the Minnesota River valley. The first death is that of Frank's sometime friend Bobby Cole. The proximate cause was a train, but the mystery is whether Bobby stood in front of that train, or was pushed or placed there. More deaths follow, one of which rips apart Frank's family. This coming-of-age story is obviously an attempt to show how grace can work through the fissures of suffering. While the setting is well rendered, the characters are too flat, and Krueger keeps striking the same monologist's meditative note throughout, while most readers will long for variety in style. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
William Kent KruegerÂ is theÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling author ofÂ This Tender Land,Â Ordinary GraceÂ (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as nineteen acclaimed books in the Cork OâConnor mystery series, includingÂ Lightning StrikeÂ andÂ Desolation Mountain. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com.
William Kent KruegerÂ is theÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling author ofÂ This Tender Land, Ordinary GraceÂ (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O'Connor mystery series, includingÂ Desolation MountainÂ andÂ Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com.
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