The library will host a book discussion of William Kent Krueger’s book, Ordinary Grace, on Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the library’s community meeting rooms. This discussion is in preparation for William Kent Krueger’s visit to the library on Friday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a book talk and signing.
Ordinary Grace takes place in New Bremen, Minnesota in the summer of 1961–thirteen year old Frank Drum experiences the joys of summer as well as the grimness of death, as it strikes their small community much more often than normal that summer. 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, his Julliard-bound older sister, and his wise-beyond-his-years younger 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. Ordinary Grace was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Copies of the book can be picked up at the library’s Check-Out Desk in advance of the discussion. For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.marshalltownlibrary.org or call the library at 641-754-5738 ext. 4.