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The 2022 selection for One Book, One Burg: Louisburg Reads is a book about differences, death, understanding and peace. Ordinary Grace is written by NYT Bestselling author William Kent Krueger.

Thursday, October 20th- 11am-12:15pm - Discussion at LHS (open to all, please register, a limited number of seats)
- 6:30pm to 8pm - Meet author William Kent Krueger at a reception and book discussion at the English Barn (open to all, a limited number of seats).

One line of the book says it all: “That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”

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. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Mr. Krueger will tell you that Ordinary Grace is the best book he's ever written, and his favorite. Find out why when you meet him at the English Barn on Thursday, October 20. At 6:30 enjoy fellowship, hors devours and drinks, if you like. At 7, we will hear from the author himself about his technique, his passion and of course, New Bremen, Minnesota and what it means to him.

Visit the library to pick up your complimentary copy of the book - please limit one per family so more people have the chance to participate. Then, throughout the month of October our goal is for each of you to actively seek ways to think about your youth and share it with your friends, your children and your family. Lives are shared by sharing the stories of them, so don't miss this opportunity to let yours live on in them.

Please bring those stories to the Intergenerational Book Discussion during the lunch hour on Thursday, October 20th. The author will help guide discussions with teens and members of the community at Louisburg High School. You read the book and join us and we'll provide the lunch!

Book Club Bundles are available at the library, if you have a group you would like to read with you. We even offer instructions on how to run a successful book club experience.

Web banner for One Book, One Burg: Louisburg Reads 2022. It includes an image with the cover and title of the selected book, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.
Book cover of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  The image links to the library's online catalog.
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