William Kent Krueger (Author)
Ordinary Grace is an outstanding, heartwarming saga of a boy who is trying to understand why the world around him is falling apart. It is an amazing coming-of-age story set in New Bremen, Minnesota in the 1960s.
The book is set at a time when innocence prevailed and everything was simple. People were trust-worthy and everyone knew each other.The story is told 40 years later from Frank’s perspective who at that time was 13. He is the son of a Methodist Minister and has two other siblings, an older sister Ariel and a younger brother Jake. He tries to recall the gloomy summer which begins with the death of a young boy near the railroads which was just the beginning of a lot of tragedies.It’s a summer that will change his life forever, a summer of deaths and grief, a summer of hope and miracles.
The book is a mix of love, relationships and heart breaks. It is one of those books you do not want to end and once it does end you will want to read it again. A must read its is an unforgettable account of “the terrible price of wisdom”. A book which clearly tells that though life is difficult there is always hope.