Englewood Honor Books – Best Books of 2013

December 20, 2013

 

2013 Novel of the Year:

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[easyazon-link asin=”1451645821″ locale=”us”]Ordinary Grace: A Novel[/easyazon-link]
By William Kent Krueger

Hardback: Atria Books

 

William Kent Krueger’s Ordinary Grace, nestled snugly in 1960s small town Minnesota, is one boy’s recollections, forty years later, of his thirteenth summer. Like most coming-of-age stories, it is a story of family and life and growth and change, but Krueger employs death and loss as the vehicle through which the growth and change travel. This approach is not in itself unique, but what is interesting is the perspective of the grace of God as both beautiful and ugly, comforting and terrifying, sacred and profane. Life can be both beautiful and terrible, and sometimes there is no way to separate the two. (Tim Stege)

 

[ Read our full review by Tim Stege ]

 
 

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