Harmony Arts Board, library announce
community read, upcoming author visit
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:01 AM
The Harmony Public Library, in cooperation with the Harmony Arts Board, will be hosting a visit from William Kent Krueger, a national bestselling Minnesota author, on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the visit, an all-community read has been announced. Area residents are invited to join others to read the novel, "Ordinary Grace," by Krueger. Read, compare and discuss this award-winning story with friends, family, neighbors and the author!
"Ordinary Grace" was nominated for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. The story is told from the viewpoint of Frank Drum, a 40-year-old man who recalls events from his childhood in New Bremen, Minn., in 1961. It was a year when "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 13-year-old Frank Drum, a preacher's son, it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder."
Told from Frank's perspective 40 years later, "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.