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A Mercy


In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, ... Show synopsis

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  • Toni Morrison - Under-rated Jan 26, 2012
    by underacomfort

    A Mercy is not given enough attention. An important book and important part of Morrison's body of work.

  • a one day read Dec 29, 2009
    by Maggie1

    If you love Morrison, you know it usually takes a while to get through her complex books, but A Mercy is short enough- and simple enough- for an adult with a few hours of free time to read in one day. Morrison captures different characters by using different points of view skillfully and beautifully. A careful reader easily hears each person. If you're a mom, this book will resonate, as several of the women deal with child-related tragedy. I've read Beloved 6 times and loved it more each time, and A Mercy might not be "as good as" Beloved, but it is haunting, harsh, and gorgeous all at the same time.

  • Jan 30, 2009
    by bev47

    Excellent Book-
    Very thought provoking yet easy to follow the different storylines.
    I LOVED the way to weaves in the significance of the title-
    You really feel the act as truly, A MERCY-

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