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Ordinary Grace
Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
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ProudBookNerd
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I loved this book. The writing was beautiful and deeply moving. The story is of a family dealing with a terrible loss told from the perspective of the 13 year old son looking back on the events as an adult. He reflects on what he learned about himself, his family, and life in general. It was emotional, spiritual and I couldn't put it down.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Just here to let you know because #iykyk about the GREATness that is this book 📚❤️

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perfectsinner
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Book haul from a book sale yesterday. It was the last day, so it was $2 a bag... but I met up with some friends and they bought my bag for me, so technically it was all FREE
Unfortunately I think I'm kind of starting a slump as I'm not really wanting to read anything 🥺😕

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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

Books with # INDELIBLE MOMENTS
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Today‘s Prompt: GRACE

ORDINARY GRACE is a book that will be on your mind long after you turn the last page.

Have you read this book?

REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/2p8bn9ys

@williamkentkrueger

JenReadsAlot So good! 3mo
SilversReviews @JenReadsAlot Yes. Very good book. 3mo
DivineDiana Loved this! 3mo
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Eggs Loved this one! Well done 👍🏼 3mo
SilversReviews @DivineDiana Definitely a good one. 3mo
SilversReviews @Eggs Thanks. 3mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Only book I've read by this author, but thought it was fantastic! #alphabetgame #LetterO @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on my tbr shelf! Thank you for playing! 4mo
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ImperfectCJ
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This novel feels very male-oriented in a kind of Stand By Me, A River Runs Through It way. It has that view of women and girls as peripheral to the main action of life, acted upon but rarely, if ever, acting for themselves. It's a view I associate with my parents' generation, one that generation seems to look back on with fondness (not as individuals, but in general). I enjoyed this novel a lot, but this masculine bias was always in my awareness.

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JackieGreco
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This book has a slow start but was a really capturing ending. The themed of race and religion were a bit overstated and took away from the story. 3/5

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BookNightOwl
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This book was everything I have wanted in a book and more. It kept me entertained. I love stories that are set in the past and through the eyes of a child. Sooo good.

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Susanita
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1. This is an intriguing mystery, but more than that it‘s also a moving family drama.
2. A friend of mine lives in Minneapolis and has been inviting me to come for a visit…
#Minnesota
#RoadTripUSA2022
#TravelTuesday

Alfoster I was born and grew up there but now live in CA. Go if you can; I‘ve never been back but loved Minneapolis as a kid!👍 9mo
megnews This book sounds good. Stacked. 8mo
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lynneamch
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William Kent Kreuger writes moving stories about people and places in the US Midwest, full of wisdom and compassion. MC Frankie's father is a Methodist minister. Not a part of the Cork O"Connor series, but a mystery set in New Breman, Minnesota. Pic of St. Boniface #Church in New Vienna, Iowa, as we passed through on a dreary day. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Loved this book, connected me to my Minnesota roots ❤️❤️ 9mo
jlhammar My favorite WKK! 9mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I thought this was wonderful. I'm so sick of books where being a Christian is equated with having a terrible experience and then blaming God for not miraculously intervening. This is like a treatise on theodicy in novel form, but also on happiness, contentment and the fact that life simply is hard - but also beautiful. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Tamra
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There was enough to keep me listening, but the pacing was excruciatingly slow and the denouement was predictable. How many times can two boys eavesdrop to move the plot forward before boring readers???? I won‘t remember this one in a month.

This is my first Krueger read and despite the lackluster intro, I do want to try his latest novel that has been well received.

Bookwormjillk I love Krueger and I love audiobooks but I can‘t listen to Krueger audiobooks. Something about the pace makes them go in one ear and out the other. 1y
Tamra @Bookwormjillk maybe that was the problem. I should have sped up the narration. I did just place Tender is the Night audio on hold. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 1y
BkClubCare Oh! This is another one that I admit I have only heard good things! Now tempered. 😊 1y
Tamra @BkClubCare probably just me. 😉 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book68
I loved the characters in this book! Every single one had a great backstory, behaved in ways that felt realistic for the situations they were in, and all of them grew throughout the story. Family dramas set against a historical backdrop have always been in my wheelhouse, but I especially enjoyed this one. I also cried several times while reading it.

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Book club pick not one I would have picked. Slow coming of age with a mystery twist. I was surprised to like it so much. Only two complaints was narrator interpretation of one of the female characters, Ruth and the name Arielle seemed out of place for a story set in the 60's.

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mamareading
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I enjoyed this one, gave it four stars and bought it for a friend!

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AlisBookNookCorner
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🌟 🌟 🌟 https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/06/29/ordinary-grace-by-william-kent-...

This was a gracefully put-together novel, the writing was so elegant. The characters were portrayed with such realness that I felt as if I was with Frank and his brother Jake from page one. The relationship between the brothers was extremely realistic as well. The story fell flat for me though, never picking up. It's more of a coming-of-age story.

APLitlife I have started it several times and lost interest. 1y
AlisBookNookCorner @APLitlife I wouldn't say you are missing anything special. It was a book club pick and I struggled with it. Those of us who read it were not impressed and it was a DNF for others. Not memorable. It got great reviews, so I was expecting more from it. 1y
Bakingbookworm I read 1/4 of this book and gave up. It‘s not holding my interest. 11mo
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LibraryCin
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I really liked this. It was slow moving, but I still enjoyed it. The pace did kind of pick up, maybe half way through the book. I was a bit concerned about how it would end, but it turned out as I “hoped” it would.

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AlisBookNookCorner
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Current Read: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger - This was a 'Book of the Month' pick for my reading group. Finally got to reading it before the month ends and I'm hooked! What mesmerizing writing! Curious to see how this story plays out.

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Lsmoore43
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This book is one of the very best I have read. This author has a way with words that just make you feel the story.
ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger.

JenReadsAlot One of my favorites as well! 2y
Lsmoore43 @JenReadsAlot 😍 It was so good. 2y
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simplycourtney
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This book goes into a lot of faith and how it changes throughout tragic events. Can the minister stay a man of God after these events. What happens when his wife denounces her faith and says there is no God.

Overall I loved this book. The writing, the importance of faith, forgiveness and letting go.

Full review on goodreads

Erinreadsthebooks One of my favorites! 2y
Erinreadsthebooks In fact, I named my dog Nathan because of this book :) 2y
kspenmoll So good!!!!💕💕 2y
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Mleanne
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April 2021 - general fiction - technically a reread but I didn‘t remember the story. Read it on April 1 and felt annoyed that on autism day and after reading the reason I jump one of the characters was so negatively portrayed and so stereotypical. Very angry making.

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Kimbono
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Sunday morning reading soundtrack #readingsoundtrack

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CBee
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@AmyG ♥️♥️ You‘re the bestest. I can‘t wait to read this, and I love this card so much! The other gift is under my tree - I was good and put it there right away 😁 Hopefully what I sent to you will get there soon, we sent on the same day! Poor post office is struggling 😕 Anyway! Thank you again, so very much 🥰

AmyG Oh, I hope you love this book as much as I did! My pleasure, my friend. 😘 2y
CBee @AmyG I have a feeling I will, just after reading the synopsis on the back 😁♥️ 2y
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DeeLew
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Beautiful day today. I‘m tired of doom scrolling on my tablet so I took myself outside with a good book.

Mitch Ahh - sun! I miss you! 2y
readordierachel Good plan 👍🏼 2y
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AmyG
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The story of Frank Drum, 13, and his family during the summer of 1961 in Minnesota.....A summer filled with death, suicide, betrayal, secrets. I couldn‘t put it down. Excellent coming of age story. Thank you @sprainedbrain

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Loved this one!!! 2y
TrishB I loved this one too 😁 2y
sprainedbrain Oh I‘m glad you liked it! I have a copy on my shelf too! 😂 2y
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Y‘all, meet Nathan Drum. The other option was Linus Baker from The House in the Cerulean Sea. Those two characters make my heart swell, and so does this tiny face. 🤗😍🤩🤟🥰

wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐶 Congrats on your new family member. 2y
BethM 😍😍😍😍 2y
LiteraryinLawrence What a sweet muppet face!! 2y
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Lcsmcat Precious! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR So fluffy 🥰 2y
BookwormM Too cute 💕💕 2y
Allyneedsbooks 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 Nathan ❤️. Can‘t wait to snuggle this nugget. 2y
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AmyG
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Reading this amazing book and using my wax warmer from @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm - it smells wonderful! No trick or treaters today as it‘s banned. Actually, kind of a nice day.
🎃🎃🎃Happy Halloween everyone. 🎃🎃🎃

BeaG This sounds good. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm ❤️🎃❤️ Yay!! Glad you‘re enjoying it! 2y
Suet624 Great story. 2y
TrishB Enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2y
Lcsmcat I loved that book! 2y
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crazyspine
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I appreciate Krueger's writing style. Although I enjoyed this book, and it was a fast read, I wasn't as blown away by it as I expected to be. I did predict the twist rather early on; I thought it was very obvious, but maybe it wasn't meant to be a twist at all. Perhaps, it was meant to be obvious, and the point was to watch the narrator make the discovery.

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Bookwormjillk
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I really enjoyed this mystery told through the point of view of a young boy. William Kent Krueger is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. #CocoTurns50 #ReadYourWay #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020

Clwojick 🙌 Awesome! Go #TeamSlaughter! 👏 2y
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to:

#WORDSOFOCTOBER
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt:

EXTRAORDINARY

The writing was “extraordinary,” the storyline was sweet, just like the era that pulled you in, and the storyline unquestionably kept your interest.

This book is EXTRAORDINARY even though the title says ORDINARY.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/yy9p3wbn

@williamkentkrueger
@atriabooks

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Erinreadsthebooks
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A book that simultaneously breaks your heart yet makes it swell with the knowledge and understanding of the goodness that lies in people. I learned so much about being a good person while reading this book. Nathan Drum, he‘s everything I ever want to be in this life. I LOVE this book. All the feels.

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AmyK1
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“The dead are never far from us. They‘re in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air.”

13 year old Frank grows up fast in the summer of 1961 when his family is devastated by a senseless death.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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If church was my thing, I‘d want a pastor just like Nathan💜💜💜

Suet624 I remember reading this passage like it was yesterday but it was years ago. 2y
Erinreadsthebooks @Suet624 I love that! I want to take this passage and frame it on my wall 😍 2y
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Erinreadsthebooks
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“I‘d wanted to ask about death and if it hurt to die and what awaited me and everyone else after our passing and don‘t give me that crap about the Pearly Gates, Dad.” This book=so far, so good! 🤩

Lcsmcat I ❤️ this book! 2y
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Read this for one of my book clubs. This book is hard to describe because it‘s both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. The story of one impactful summer in the life of a young boy and how his natural prejudices and interpretations of events colors his experiences. The ending quote will stick with me forever...
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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suvata
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is one of the newest selection on my TBR list - Originally added July 2, 2020.

After a reading This Tender Land, I wanted to read another of Krueger‘s books. Ordinary Grace was enjoyable but not quite as interesting as the other one. I will say this, this author has “americana“ down pat.

BarbaraBB Beautiful intriguing picture! 2y
suvata @BarbaraBB Thanks 😊 2y
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Howard_L
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#7books7days
#Day3 7 books that left a lasting impression

MynameisSnow I loved this book so much. I read it a few years back and meant to read more books by this author but as of yet, I‘ve not. Have you? 2y
Howard_L No but they are on my TBR list! 2y
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Blaire
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I read this in fits and starts and I think that was detrimental to my enjoyment of the story. Coming of age story/mystery in 60s Minnesota. Appreciated Frank and Jake‘s sibling relationship and how it matured as they dealt with loss, grew up, and came to understand their parents in a deeper way. Something missing for me and I can‘t quite put my finger on it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

MayJasper I have felt that also with some books. Something's missing. 3y
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CaitlinR
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“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain, which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful graces of God.”

This is a remarkable novel. I‘ve always enjoyed William Kent Krueger. This: wow, just wow!

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@Cinfhen Here is the 2nd Edition #19in19 #19in2019 #Ya #Adult

megnews I loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Troublesome Creek and Fever 1793 were great too. 3y
Cinfhen Great list🙌🏻💕📚Thanks for sharing 💛 3y
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It seems to me that when you look back at a life, yours or another‘s, what you see is a path that weaves into and out of deep shadow. So much is lost. What we use to construct the past is what has remained in the open, a hodgepodge of fleeting glimpses 🌾⌛️🎶

ljuliel Beautiful book 3y
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Lcsmcat
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@Amiable reminded me it‘s time for #adventrecommends! I might not have discovered this one if not for my book club, and that would have been a shame. @emilyrose_x

Tamra I have this on my TBR shelves, will try to get to it soon because I keep hearing about it! 3y
ljuliel Wonderful book. 3y
Amiable I have my eye on this now that I‘m reading 3y
Lcsmcat @amiable How are you liking it? 3y
Amiable @Lcsmcat Still pretty early in —just a few chapters. (I‘m also reading a nonfiction book which I‘m trying to finish first.) But I‘m liking the writing style so far. 3y
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TobyBon
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After reading a great review about this book on Facebook I thought I'd give it a go 📖📖

TrishB Loved this 👍🏻 3y
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abookishbutterfly
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My theme for the my Facebook page this month will be family!

Love ‘em or hate ‘em ~ we all have families!

What are some of your favorite books that focus largely on family drama and dynamics, no matter how dysfunctional?

If you want to check out my page for more questions, memes, book talk, book articles, and all around bookish fun, here‘s the link: https://www.facebook.com/abookishbutterfly/

Leniverse Geek Love there is one of my favourites! I also love “Sons and Lovers” by D.H. Lawrence (the only one of his books I do love). “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson. And the ultimate dysfunctional family books: 3y
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bibliobard
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Finished my #LMPBC read for September. This was a good one and definitely one I would recommend to others. I don‘t want to say much, but I have really enjoyed sharing books over the mail like this. #GroupO

Jerdencon Glad you like it - @RavenLovelyReads I didn‘t receive a book yet - no pressure at all if you didn‘t send it - just want to make sure it wasn‘t lost. 😀 3y
RavenLovelyReads Im so sorry!! I‘ll put it in the mail tomorrow! 3y
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Congratulations! @GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank you for this hosting this awesome giveaway.
My favorite book of 2019 so far is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. I hope to read This Tender Land in 2019 also.
I'm taging my newest follower 📖 @lakesidebookworm
I joined litsy 9 months ago, and I'm so glad I did. It's been fun getting to know people from all over the world. I've enjoyed book swaps and buddy reads especially. #SixDigitSamurai

GrilledCheeseSamurai Thanks for playing along! 👍 3y
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Such a captivating story with such simple beginnings. There is nothing "ordinary" about this story.

Told as a coming of age narrative of 13yr old Frank, we are thrust into the Summer of '61 in rural MN. This was the summer the Drum family and those in New Bremen begun to wholly understand death. Through pain, love, loss and faith this family discovers who they are to become.

There is not a page of this story that didn't keep me wanting more!

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bibliobard
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A combination Book Haul and TBR pile. Two of these are my next reads for #LMPBC #GroupO and #GroupU (I will mail my books by this weekend). Also pictured is next month‘s LGBT Book Club read, which I picked up at tonight‘s meeting! #tbr #bookhaul

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@Jerdencon I got your book today! And I love the idea of sending pens on 😍. @Shakespearience your book will be in the mail this week. I'll let you know the day I send it out!
@RavenLovelyReads #lmpbc

bibliobard Thanks! I am looking forward to it :) 3y
Jerdencon Glad it made it there! 3y
Jerdencon @RavenLovelyReads I received your book today too! Excited to read it! 3y
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RavenLovelyReads @Jerdencon just today?? I mailed it out two weeks ago! Wow- that took really long- I‘m so sorry! 3y
bibliobard Any updates yet? 3y
ladyneverwhere @Shakespearience yeah it's on its way 😊 3y
bibliobard @ladyneverwhere yay! I will keep an eye out for it. 3y
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