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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.
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 7 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 9 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
Since the synopsis of this book sounded interesting I gave it a try. It was slow and a bit ponderous. Read morePublished on August 23, 2008 by C. Hotard