The Train of Small Mercies
Publish date: October 13th 2011
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
A fine book following the stories of different people as they react to the death of Robert Kennedy and live their lives as his train passes by on the way from New York to Washington. It is a pleasant read and not as sappy as the title may suggest.
June of 1968 was a time of great change and turmoil in America. Citizens were divided over the war in Vietnam. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been killed just a couple of months before, and the civil rights movement had to find new footing. Then Bobby Kennedy won the California presidential primary, af...
This review is for the uncorrected proof of the book (scheduled to be released in October) which I won on Goodreads.It was an interesting premise: one day in life of five unrelated people/families, and it just happens to be the day that Senator Robert Kennedy's funeral train passes through their tow...
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