Mercy

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.05 hours)
Product Number: Z2093
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449895358
Narrator/s: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Description

New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult has an incredible talent for taking hot-button social issues and weaving them into compelling page-turners. In Mercy, she explores the depths of love in its many forms. Police chief Cameron McDonald has lived in idyllic Wheelock, Massachusetts for most of his life, as has his beloved wife Allie. Their comfortable lives are thrown into tumult, however, when Cam's distant cousin Jamie arrives in town along with his wife's dead body. Jamie admits to the murder-a mercy killing to end the pain caused by a ravaging cancer. And now Cam is torn by his oath to uphold justice and his family obligations as chief of the Scottish McDonald clan. Meanwhile, another new arrival in town, Mia Townsend, threatens to unwittingly drive a dagger through Cam's marriage. Deftly portraying the complexities of love and passion, Picoult delivers another literary triumph with Mercy. "What could have been a competent, topical novel about a mercy killing becomes, in Picoult's hands, an inspired meditation on love."-Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Imprint: Clipper Audio

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Narrator(s): Alyssa Bresnahan
Product Number C3643
Released: Sep 17, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419382826
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Author(s): Jodi Picoult
Product Number EB00386064
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9781101549537

Professional reviews

"Drawing in the listener with a manner that suggests a compelling invitation, Alyssa Bresnahan delivers this intriguing story of interwoven ancestral relationships. Her narration is a perfect match for Jodi Picoult's thought-provoking scenario of a wife who loves her husband too much and drives him away, juxtaposed with a man who loves his wife so much that he kills her rather than see her suffer through a terminal illness. These worlds collide, and the listener is left breathless with the complexities of these relationships. This would be a great book club choice as the listener will want to discuss the many "what ifs" with others. D.L.M. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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