Ocean View Book Club

The Book Club does not meet during the months of June-August and December.

 

The Book Club Selection for January, 2018

ordinary grace

Ordinary Grace

By William Krueger

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.

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The Book Club will meet and discuss these books on Tuesday, January 16th at 11AM in the church library. The book club members will go to lunch afterward for those that would like to go.

Contact Church Librarian, Sherrill Lubinksy if you have any questions or interested in joining the OV Book Club.

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Looking Ahead

February—A Piece of the World by Christina Kline
March—The meeting is so close to Easter — short stories—to be selected later
April—The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff
May– The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve