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Ordinary Grace: A Novel

Ordinary Grace: A Novel

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (595 ratings)
Length: 410 pages6 hours

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New Bremen, Minnesota in 1961 is the heart of the American Dream. The Twins are playing their debut season, there is ice-cold root beer on tap at Halderson’s Drug Store, and Hot Stuff comic books can be found on every barbershop magazine rack. Without a doubt it was a time of happiness, a time of innocence, and a time of hope with a new young president. But for Frank Drum, who is thirteen years old, it is the summer his life changed forever when he met death in many forms.

Tragedy often comes in many forms, and it is always unexpected, and when it strikes this classic American family no one is left untouched. The Methodist minister father, the passionate artistic mother, college bound sister, too-wise kid brother, and Frank all suffer, and he finds himself catapulted into an adult world full of dark secrets, deceit, adultery, and ultimate betrayal.

At a glance, Ordinary Grace will seem like the story concerning the murder of a talented young woman who is a beloved sister and daughter. But at its heart, this is a story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and the entire town in which the murder occurs.
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel

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Book Information

Ordinary Grace: A Novel

Ratings:
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (595 ratings)
Length: 410 pages6 hours

Description

New Bremen, Minnesota in 1961 is the heart of the American Dream. The Twins are playing their debut season, there is ice-cold root beer on tap at Halderson’s Drug Store, and Hot Stuff comic books can be found on every barbershop magazine rack. Without a doubt it was a time of happiness, a time of innocence, and a time of hope with a new young president. But for Frank Drum, who is thirteen years old, it is the summer his life changed forever when he met death in many forms.

Tragedy often comes in many forms, and it is always unexpected, and when it strikes this classic American family no one is left untouched. The Methodist minister father, the passionate artistic mother, college bound sister, too-wise kid brother, and Frank all suffer, and he finds himself catapulted into an adult world full of dark secrets, deceit, adultery, and ultimate betrayal.

At a glance, Ordinary Grace will seem like the story concerning the murder of a talented young woman who is a beloved sister and daughter. But at its heart, this is a story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and the entire town in which the murder occurs.
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