The Crooked Heart of Mercy

The Crooked Heart of Mercy

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"Ben wakes up in a hospital with a hole in his head he can't explain. What he can remember he'd rather forget. Like how he'd spent nights as a limo driver for the wealthy and debauched... how he and his wife, Maggie, drifted apart in the wake of an unspeakable tragedy... how his little brother, Cola, got in over his head with loan sharks circling. Maggie is alone. Again. With bills to pay and Ben in a psych ward, she must return to work. But who would hire her in the state she's in? And just as Maggie turns to her brother, Francis, the Internet explodes with a video of his latest escapade. The headline? Drunk Priest Propositions Cops. Francis is an unlikely priest with a drinking problem and little interest in celibacy. A third DUI, a looming court date.... When Maggie takes him in, he knows he may be down to his last chance. And his best shot at healing might lay in helping Maggie and Ben reconnect--against all odds."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062413772
0062413775
Branch Call Number: LIVINGSTON B
Characteristics: 248, 9 pages ; 21 cm

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pastajasa
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!

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timko1
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.

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MillieBT
Apr 16, 2016

Not my type of writing or book

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