Wednesday, January 3 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm, in person
We’ll be reading “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 & Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence & 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 & 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 & wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery & betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity & 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 & the enduring grace of God.”
We hope that you will join us for some exciting discussion, fellowship & dessert.