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Ordinary Grace

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    Moving Story

    In his novel Ordinary Grace, William Krueger has crafted the moving story of the tumultuous summer, in which a small town seems to experience more than its share of deaths. In a way, it’s a coming-of-age story, but it’s not just about young Frank. Krueger does a beautiful job of character development; I felt like I knew the residents of this town. I found myself feeling for them - sharing in their joy, sorrow and anger. I also appreciated that it was not nearly as predictable as some other books that I have recently read. My only quibble with the book would be the overly simplistic way it deals with war. I think anyone would agree that war is a terrible thing, should be a last resort - and that it’s always sad when someone has to kill another human being. However, I think Krueger should have acknowledged that sometimes, it IS necessary, when there just isn’t any way to bring justice. An obvious example would be related to the very war whose effect he describes - World War II. Adolph Hitler couldn’t be reasoned with; the only way to stop him was militarily. If you don’t believe that war is sometimes necessary, talk to the children or grandchildren of the Jewish victims of the holocaust, who were enslaved and then often burned alive, with even their remains treated as simply material for lamps etc. With that disclaimer, I would recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    Great book

    Beautiful story told by an older man about his youth. Heart warming, emotional and intriguing. Murder, love, pain, all are there. Would like to read more of his books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Very compelling read. A page turner full of great mystery and he

    Very compelling read. A page turner full of great mystery and heartbreak. Highly recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    An excellent author

    I am half way through this book, and I love it. Krueger demonstrates his ability to write more than excellent mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2014

    Loved this book...

    I'm a great fan of William Kent Krueger, and he did not disappoint me with "Ordinary Grace".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Once again a real page turner

    I have read all of WKK's books and love them . The characters are people u can identify with. They are everyday people in extrodinary situations. Theyhave flaws and they have integrity like eachof us. So as u read a WWK book u can look at your life and see u aren't without adventure and excitement. Because if WWK wrote about your life I am sure it would be a great read.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Having read this book it's hard to read another.

    Truly great! Real people in real circumstances with real problems I could relate to. I always keep a list of the books I read and rate them - this book got an Excellent rating. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    Very Good Read

    While I prefer the Cork series, this was a good read. The author is always good at setting the stage and timing for events. Hope he does another in the Cork series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    loved it

    compelling story. Ordinary Grace wasn't so ordinary in topic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    I highly recommend this book.

    Very well written. Good plot that draws you into each character!

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