Under the Mercy Trees

Under the Mercy Trees

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"[An] eloquent, sorrowful novel....Readers of both Pat Conroy, on one hand, and Carson McCullers, on the other, will relish Newton's flawed characters and piquant portrayal of small town life."
--Booklist (starred review)

"Under The Mercy Trees will take your breath away."

--Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

Heather Newton's Under the Mercy Trees is a beautifully rendered, heartbreaking first novel that heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in Southern fiction. The poignant and unforgettable story of a man forced to face his troubled past when he returns to his small hometown in the mountains of North Carolina following the disappearance of his brother, Under the Mercy Trees adds the name Heather Newton to a sterling list of acclaimed authors in the Southern literary tradition that already includes Reynolds Price, Kaye Gibbons, Jill McCorkle, Clyde Edgerton, and Tom Franklin .

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Paperbacks, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062001344
Branch Call Number: FICTION Newton Heather 01/2011
Characteristics: 352 p. :,20 cm.


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Jul 06, 2014

If you love mystery novels that are in no way related to the crime, this book is perfect for you! The first hundred pages are sweet, sweet boredom and nonsense, until something FINALLY seems to make sense when Martin and his relatives begin getting packages from Leon! But wait! They still don't make sense because it is never explained why who got what they did! Also, if you love random gay encounters, this book is also perfect for you! Forget about learning about a characters past, just read about him banging a couple weird times, it's all good!

No, I did not enjoy this book.


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