Book Review Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
In 1961 life was pretty simple for 13-year-old Frank and his family in New Bremen Minnesota. Adventurist Frank and his shy but wise beyond his years kid brother Jake worship their older sister Ariel and enjoy their life as the sons of the towns Methodist preacher.
But this coming of age story is about one summer when two boys face five separate deaths, false accusations, small town gossip, racism and more.
Told from Frank’s perspective looking back forty years later. A well written tale and plot unrolls as Frank finds himself that fateful summer learning about prejudice, adultery, lies and betrayal all while maturing and handling the truth like a grown man.
In the end Frank learns the value of family despite all the ghosts in the closet and the grace of God in times both good and bad. An ordinary life in one extraordinary summer will bring Frank and his family Ordinary Grace.
Four stars for Ordinary Grace ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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