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It cannot be put down until you have read it in its entirety.
The ending seems to happen all at once and sort of convenient to end the book - out of character with the rest of the book and it's detailed progressive story.
Quiet and loving, this is a book to be read with care because each word is weighty.
Had to read this book for my college English class. The book has depth and the character developments had many twists and turns. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brenda Fineburg
Our book club read this book. We all loved it! Understand it's being made into a movie. Can't wait to see it.Published 9 months ago by P. Graboski
An engaging story that somehow ends up very different from what I expected. The ending seems to happen all at once and sort of convenient to end the book - out of character with... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Georgie Cavitt
Set in the lake region of the Adirondacks, Tom Bailey's beautifully written first novel, The Grace That Keeps This World, began its life as a short story that Bailey, a creative... Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Rick
Although I never read first novels, this was given to me by a friend and I was hooked at the first few pages, before I discovered it was a first novel. Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by mama g
Full disclosure here. I listened to the book and perhaps that was a big mistake. The author read the book in a very monotone style. Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Jeff Ross
I'm not a critic. I've not written a novel. I'm not entering into a covenant with every book I read with a detailed checklist in hand about the various literary elements I may or... Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by Robin Galvin
This book is horrible drivel. I am shocked that Tom Bailey is a creative writing professor. Frankly, the run-on, meandering sentences were more than I could bear. Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by oreoshark1
The Grace That Keeps This World was originally written as a short story and, although I did not read it in that format, I think it might be better than the novel length story. Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by HelloKitty