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Ordinary Grace

William Kent Krueger

From "New York Times "bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson's Drug Store soda counter, and "Hot Stuff "comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a summer in which death assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal. On the surface, "Ordinary Grace" is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it's the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank's perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

From "New York Times "bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson's Drug Store soda counter, and "Hot Stuff "comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a summer in which death assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal. On the surface, "Ordinary Grace" is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it's the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank's perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
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From "New York Times "bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson's Drug Store soda counter, and "Hot Stuff "comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a summer in which death assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal. On the surface, "Ordinary Grace" is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it's the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank's perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rich Orlow

Length:

11h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:14