Ordinary Grace - Chapters 35 - 39 and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

William Kent Krueger
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At the buffet following the burial, Nathan is asked to offer a blessing. Nathan generally gives complex blessings that are more than just about the food. He remains silent, thinking. There is silence in the hall until Ruth speaks up and chides him for hesitating and not being able to say an ordinary grace. Nathan asks if anyone else would like to say grace. Jake shocks everyone by volunteering. Jake stutters terribly as he begins his prayer. Ruth gently touches Jake’s shoulder and he’s able to get his short blessing out without another stutter. It’s an ordinary grace that no one will remember. Ruth and Nathan both thank Jake. Frank thanks God that Jake got through it.

Ruth returns home that night. Frank is sure that what he witnessed with Jake and Ruth was a miracle. The grieving...

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