The Crooked Heart of Mercy

The Crooked Heart of Mercy

Book - 2016
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From award-winning author Billie Livingston, a novel brimming with hope that explores - intimately, fearlessly, lovingly - how a family rebuilds itself after an unthinkable tragedy. How they come together to heal each other's many wounds is the magic of this novel, as is its intensity, its wit, its deep sense of the absurd, and the surprising grace at its core.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780345815385
Characteristics: 261 pages ;,22 cm


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Sep 12, 2016

I loved this book! I could not put it down. It read like a thriller although it was actually a character driven drama. Livingston reveals her characters' stories and their connections to each other masterfully and keeps us hopeful even in the darkest moments. The writing is so vivid - I felt privileged to spend time in these characters' lives. Can't wait for more from Livingston!

May 10, 2016

Beautiful book. The language is poetic and raw. The characters feel genuine. At its heart, this novel is a layered meditation on faith and love but one that manages to be both gripping and sporadically, quite funny.

Apr 16, 2016

Not my type of writing or book

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