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Mercy Among the Children - David Adams Richards
Mercy Among the Children
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When twelve-year-old Sidney Henderson pushes his friend Connie off the roof of a local church in a moment of anger, he makes a silent vow: Let Connie live and I will never harm another soul. At that very moment, Connie stands, laughs, and walks away. Sidney keeps his promise through adulthood... show more
When twelve-year-old Sidney Henderson pushes his friend Connie off the roof of a local church in a moment of anger, he makes a silent vow: Let Connie live and I will never harm another soul. At that very moment, Connie stands, laughs, and walks away. Sidney keeps his promise through adulthood despite the fact that his insular, rural community uses his pacifism to exploit him. Sidney's son Lyle, however, assumes an increasingly aggressive stance in defense of his family. When a small boy is killed in a tragic accident and Sidney is blamed, Lyle takes matters into his own hands. In his effort to protect the people he loves -- his beautiful and fragile mother, Elly; his gifted sister, Autumn; and his innocent brother, Percy -- it is Lyle who will determine his family's legacy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743448185 (0743448189)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Mercy Among the Children: A Novel
The central question of this book is what would happen if one were to take a vow to do no harm and actually lived up to it. The consequences of such a pact with God, as outlined in this heart-rending and important novel, are far-reaching and unpredictable. I'm a huge Richards fan. (So much so that...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Mercy Among the Children: A Novel
The central question of this book is what would happen if one were to take a vow to do no harm and actually lived up to it. The consequences of such a pact with God, as outlined in this heart-rending and important novel, are far-reaching and unpredictable. I'm a huge Richards fan. (So much so that...
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