Small mercies / Dennis Lehane.
- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Hallock Public Library||LEH (Text)||35500006661589||Main||Checked out||09/30/2023|
|Crookston Public Library||LEH (Text)||33500013776091||New||Available||-|
|Crookston Public Library||LEH (Text)||33500013776109||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0062129481
- ISBN: 9780062129482
- Physical Description: 299 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 
- Copyright: ©2023
"One night Mary Pat's teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn't come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances. The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched--asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don't take kindly to any threat to their business"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #2
*Starred Review* One sweltering night in Boston's Southie neighborhood in 1974, Mary Pat Fennessy's daughter, Jules, disappears, and a young Black man, Auggie Williamson, is killed in the subway. So begins Lehane's masterful historical thriller, which vividly evokes the racism of the era, not only encompassing the busing controversy that was tearing apart Irish American Southie that summer, but also extending beyond the historical moment to the roots of racism. As Mary Pat begins to search the neighborhood, she finds herself forced to confront the fact that Jules may have been involved in the subway death, which forces her to reexamine her life and the fabric of her world. The trail leads inevitably to Marty Butler, the gangster who runs Southie and is thought of by the locals as a kind of protector. One world-shattering realization leads to another in a kind of chain reaction that takes Mary Pat from being an organizer in the anti-busing protests to a woman willing to defy all those around her in an effort to find the truth: I sold my daughter lies . . . you wear them down until you scoop all the good out of their lives and replace it with poison. Lehane makes Mary Pat's transformation utterly convincing, thanks to his ability to invest his characters with a bedrock humanity that defies easy answers. A complex, multidimensional tragedy of epic proportions.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lehane straddles the line between historical fiction and thriller as dexterously as anyone, and this is his best work so far. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.
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