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Wednesday Readers

Meeting information for the Wednesday Readers Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Monday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. 
in the Community Room

Ordinary Grace


Copies of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date. For more information about this group, contact Jill Hansen-Aune at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0256 or via email at jeha@fremontlibrary.net.

From the back cover:

From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.

“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”

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.

Past Book Group Selections
October 2020 - Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
September 2020 - The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman
August 2020 - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
July 2020 - Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
June 2020 - Choose your own book that takes place in another time
May 2020 - Choose your own middle-grade novel
April 2020 - What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha
March 2020 - Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
February 2020 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
January 2020 - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
December 2019 - An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller
November 2019 - Mango Rash by Nan Sanders Pokerwinski
September 2019 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
August 2019 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
July 2019 - The Martian by Andy Weir
June 2019 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
May 2019 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
April 2019 - Poetry by Gwen Frostic
March 2019 - Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
February 2019 - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
December 2018 - Truce by Jim Murphy
November 2018 - The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson and A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith
September 2018 - Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories
August 2018 - The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell
July 2018 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
June 2018 - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
May 2018 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
April 2018 - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
March 2018 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
February 2018 - X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
January 2018 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
December 2017 - Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
November 2017 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
September 2017 - The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
August 2017 - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
July 2017 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio
June 2017 - The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
May 2017 - All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
April 2017 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
March 2017 - Betrayal by John Lescroart
February 2017 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon