Ordinary Grace

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

♥♥♥♥♥ – five heart rating

A book that reminds me of an episode of Andy Griffith, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the movie Stand by Me. Sounds interesting, huh? The setting for this book is a small town in 1961 where one of the coolest hang out spots is the local drug store so you can enjoy a fountain soda while reading a comic book.  Our narrator is Frank and he tells his coming of age story about a town that has encountered three murders and the way each murder affects different members of his society.  We get to see how some cope with loss, and how a 13 year old boy tries to process such tragedy.  We also get to see how his father, a minister, and younger brother, a social outcast due to his developmental delays, help him gain wisdom while losing some of his innocence.  If you liked any of the aforementioned novels, movies, or tv shows – then I definitely think this book is for you.

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