It's Minnesota in 1961 and 13-year-old Frank Drum is surrounded by death. It comes in many forms — accident, nature, murder, suicide. Left to navigate a world that's increasingly foreign and unknowable, Drum learns that admission to adulthood is the loss of innocence. William Kent Krueger's novel Ordinary Grace is a haunting coming-of-age story. Krueger will be at Murder by the Book today for a reading and signing session.
6:30 p.m. 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-280-2483 or visit murderbooks.com. Free.
Tue., April 16, 6:30 p.m., 2013