Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Beginnings: Ordinary Grace

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

"All the dying that summer began with the death of a child, a boy with golden hair and thick glasses, killed on the railroad tracks outside New Bremen, Minnesota, sliced into pieces by a thousand tons of steel speeding across the prairie toward South Dakota."

In this town, in 1961, there are an unusual number of deaths, and they impacted 13-year-old Frank more than you might think because his father is the Methodist minister and presides over a lot of the funerals.


Unknown said...

Although I liked how clear the setting of the story is with the obvious narrative, I feel strongly that this story in particular will be an emotional one! Hope you enjoy your read!

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Katherine P said...

I read a mystery from William Kent Krueger ages ago and I remember really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a very powerful book.

JC Jones said...

This sounds very intense. Hope you enjoy it.

Elizabeth said...

I loved this book.

He writes so many good books.


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Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

What a gruesome beginning. Where does the story go? Here are my quotes---Anne

Tea said...

Oh my goodness, it's a powerful beginning.