Mercy Among The Children by David Adams Richards

Sidney Henderson staunchly keeps a childhood promise to never harm another soul. His pacifism, as well as his family’s history, make life emotionally, socially, and economically brutal for his wife – the meek Elly and their three children: Lyle, Autumn, and Percy. Things fold in oppressively when a boy is killed in their rural community and Sidney is blamed. The unrelenting, almost unbelievable depression of this story kept me reading, hoping for redemption. I found Lyle’s narrative very suspect. His language, and his knowledge of conversations and occurrences were disjointed with his character.

Gwenamon says: Depressing with an unreliable narrator, so it’s captivating

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bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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