Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger is set in 1961 in a small Minnesota town and told from the point of view of, Frank, a teenage boy.
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; Julliard-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.
I always enjoy stories from a child's point of view, which is usually uncluttered and this is no exception. It is well written and has many different characters who cross paths frequently as in any small town. This was a book club read and will offer a lot for discussion.