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10 Ordinary Grace Book Club Questions

10 thought provoking Ordinary Grace book club discussion questions for your next book club meeting.


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It's time for another month of our online book club and this month's pick is the award winning New York Times bestseller Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  I'm super excited for our book club discussion and have some thought provoking Ordinary Grace book club questions to get us started. I hope you'll join us and use these discussion questions for your book club too!

See our entire list of the best book club reads of 2019 here.

Set in the fictional town of New Bremen, Minnesota, Ordinary Grace is told from the perspective of forty year old Frank Drum as he recounts the summer he was thirteen. Over the course of the summer the small town is rocked by a series of deaths, and Frank must navigate the journey from innocent child to young man. Ordinary Grace is a moving novel about faith, death, secrets, and growing up.

Read an excerpt of Ordinary Grace here.



Book Club questions for Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger! Join our online book club discussion and use these book club questions for your own discussions. Thought provoking book club questions your group will love. #books #bookstoread #bookclub #bookclubbooks

Ordinary Grace Book Club Questions

Why is the setting of a small, country town so important for this story?

What do you think happened to Bobby Cole? Why do you think the novel started with his death?

Discuss the different ways characters grieve the death’s of their loved ones. How does faith influence grief?

Do you think Karl’s death was accidental or on purpose?

Discuss disability in the novel. What do you think of its representation? Do you have any problems with the characterization of differently abled people in the novel?

Do you think it was irresponsible for the adults in the novel to allow the children to be so involved in the investigations? Should they have been more shielded and protected?


More Book Club Questions for Any Book


Want even more discussion questions for your next book club meeting? Check out this list of 10 book club questions that work for any book! There is even a free printable list you can download to help you plan your next book club discussion. Get the printable book club questions list here.

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Our online book club is called Mom's Book Nook but you don't need to be a mom to join! It's open to anyone who has a love of reading and is looking for a flexible, fun book club schedule.


Be sure to answer the 2 questions when you request to join. It's a way for us to get to know what kind of books you'd like to read in the future and make sure you're not a robot.

You can join in on our discussion on Ordinary Grace, or start your own conversation about any book you'd like to chat about.

Check out our entire 2019 book club lineup below

Here's what we will be reading in 2019. Click each cover to learn more about these titles.











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