"If you are a book lover, you will love this book!" -- Faith Sullivan, author of Gardenias, The Cape Ann, and The Empress of One.
"It's going to make you think. And laugh. And get angry. And maybe even cry a little." -- For Books' Sake
"The book takes more than a cursory look at book banning and presents compelling characters with arguments on both sides of the issue. . . . the glimpse into the individual motivations and group dynamics of people we can all identify with brings a richness to the story." -- Book Pleasures
"Book of Mercy is a truly beautiful, heart-warming novel on book censorship, the nature of love, motherhood and friendship. I loved this book from the first page to the end, which had me in tears of joy . . . The ending is perfect and the writing exquisite." -- Tahlia Newland, Awesome Indies
From the Author
I wrote this novel on book banning after a book, The Old Gringo
by Carlos Fuentes, was challenged in my daughter's high school in NorthCarolina. After public meetings and a review committee assessment, theaward-winning Gringo
was returned to the shelves. But not before a beloved teacher resigned in protest. This is an issue I can't seem tolet go. I continue to write about censorship in my blog.