The Mercy of Thin Air

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: CV037
Released: Sep 29, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419394928
Narrator/s: Rebecca Gayheart
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From debut author Ronlyn Domingue comes a stunning, imaginative novel that beautifully captures the nature of love and how it transcends all barriers -- even death. In 1920s New Orleans, smart and fearless Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she suddenly dies in a tragic accident. Immediately after her death, she chooses to stay between -- a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love, as well as the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. Their trials finally compel Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only love and to confront a long-hidden secret. The Mercy of Thin Air entwines love stories that echo across three generations culminating in a startling finish that will leave listeners breathless.

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Author(s): Ronlyn Domingue
Product Number EB00581961
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781416524656

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"In 1920's New Orleans, Raziela Nolan dies in her lover, Andrew's, arms in a drowning accident, but "Razi" remains "between" life and death. Seventy years later, in a quest to find out what happened to Andrew, she inhabits the home of Scott and Amy, Andrew's granddaughter and her husband, and not only finds her truth, but also helps the young couple save their marriage. Taking advantage of Domingue's magnificent language, Kate Forbes's Razi is mischievous and earthy, not at all ethereal. As Amy, she dramatically portrays a contemporary Razi. In both women there is an intensity of purpose, a softly intoned romanticism, and, above all, a determination to live life to the fullest. M.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"