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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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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Toni Morrison - Under-rated

by underacomfort on Jan 26, 2012

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


a one day read

by Maggie1 on Dec 29, 2009

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.

by bev47 on Jan 30, 2009

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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