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What We're Reading > June 2020 - Ordinary Grace

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Jessica | 78 comments Mod
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. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Check out the audiobook on RBdigital here:

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Chelley Marie | 23 comments Sounds great!

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Jessica | 78 comments Mod
Has anyone started listening to this yet? What are your thoughts?

Topeka Public Library made a book review video on Ordinary Grace if you'd like to check that out here:

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Jessica | 78 comments Mod
Hi, Everyone! I hope you are doing well!

I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for next month. You can take a look at and if something sticks out to you, please let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts!

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