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Books and Brews: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger In-Person

Books and Brews RETURNS 

Our JULY title is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, 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 grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly 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.

 

Join us IN PERSON at Stubborn Beauty Brewing at 180 Johnson St, Middletown, CT. 

Join us!

Questions? E-mail Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org

Sponsored by the Friends of Russell Library.

Place a hold for curbside pick-up or E-copies are available at www.russelllibrary.org.

No purchase is required.

More on author: Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

"Ordinary Grace," his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. "Windigo Island," number fourteen in his Cork O’Connor series, was released in August 2014

Date:
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Other 1
Campus:
In person: onsite
Audience:
  Ages 19+  
Categories:
  Book Group  

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.

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