Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.
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“Krueger aims higher and hits harder with a stand-alone novel that shares much with his other work.” (Kirkus Reviews)
it's a good story. I read through it and enjoyed or was involved with every section. Rarely do we also have a look at individual believe and the struggle it involves.
The story of a family and each character is brought to life. The family's response to the tragedy is more compelling than the murder mystery. Narration excellent!
I was interested in the beginning: the author did a good job of setting the mood of 1961. And the theme "why would God allow this?" gave me some pause for thought. But as the book moved on, the sheer numbers of broken people became unbelievable and the spiritual journey of forgiveness hijacked the story. Another one where I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Probably, the reader does a great job of differentiating characters without distracting from the story
I enjoyed the 60's time frame being 60+ myself, and the compassionate way this story addresses everything from religion, sexuality, issues of physical appearance, impediments, family and marriage issues, friendships, and coming of age issues.
What a read. From the first sentence of the book until the last, this book definitely will keep your attention and you will continually wonder what in the world is going to happen next. Yet at the conclusion, you have a smile on your face at the satisfying ending. Mr. Krueger knows how to reel in the reader and keep their attention focused and their imagination running. He has a unique ability to write a story that just won't stop. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it.
This was a good book but from the description I thought it was a murder mystery, it is not. It's really a book about nothing, A book about a month in one family's life it was good but very slow it was very hard for me to get through.
no, not my type of book.
it is a good story.
well written book, just not my type.
I couldn't stop listening and there were many quotes I had to stop and rewind to write them down. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this book.
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