The Train of Small Mercies

Product Number: EB00400811
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101547946
Publisher: Berkley
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In this stunning debut, David Rowell depicts disparate lives united in the extraordinary days that followed an American tragedy. On June 8, 1968, as the train carrying Robert F. Kennedy's body travels from New York City to Washington D.C., the nation mourns the loss of a dream. As citizens congregate along the tracks to pay their respects, Michael Colvert, a New Jersey sixth grader, sets out to see his first dead body. Delores King creates a tangle of lies to sneak away from her controlling husband. Just arrived in the nation's capitol to interview for a nanny position with the Kennedy family, Maeve McDerdon must reconcile herself to an unknown future. Edwin Rupp's inaugural pool party takes a backseat to the somber proceedings. Jamie West, a Vietnam vet barely out of high school, awaits a newspaper interview meant to restore his damaged self-esteem. And Lionel Chase arrives at Penn Station for his first day of work-a staggering assignment as a porter aboard RFK's funeral train.

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Author(s): David Rowell
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2011

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Author(s): David Rowell
Narrator(s): Jeremy Davidson
Product Number Z100095515
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481547789

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