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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mentally ill,
  • Families,
  • Gay clergy,
  • Separated people,
  • Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBillie Livingston
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.L565 C76 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination248, 9 pages
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27204689M
ISBN 100062413775
ISBN 109780062413772
OCLC/WorldCa928492362

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The Crooked Heart of Mercy is told in alternating chapters from both Maggie and Ben. Relationships of all sorts are explored in the novel - spousal, parental, fraternal, and many more. Ben and Maggie both have brothers and they too are struggling to find their way in life. Well, not just them - every character in the book is having a hard time/5. Crooked Heart joins The Book Thief and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe as books whose protagonists are youthful evacuees during WWII trying to find where they fit in with a new "family." Crooked Heart, however, lacks both the charming characters of The Book Thief and the adventure-filled plot of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe/5.   Steeped in regret, and filled with longing, The Crooked Heart of Mercy is the poignant story of broken people trying desperately to be whole, lost somewhere between a prayer and a wish. Raw and heartfelt. Remarkable. Will Ferguson. The novel echoes with Flannery O’Connor, and Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory The difference, however, is that Livingston’s take on faith is more /5(5). It grips the reader’s crooked heart and doesn’t let go.” — Lynn Coady, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Hellgoing “Steeped in regret, and filled with longing, The Crooked Heart of Mercy is the poignant story of broken people trying desperately to be whole, lost somewhere between a .

The Crooked Heart of Mercy: A Novel - Ebook written by Billie Livingston. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Crooked Heart of Mercy: A Novel/5(7).   The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston From acclaimed Canadian novelist Billie Livingston comes this powerful U.S. debut that unfolds over a riveting dual narrative an unforgettable story of ordinary lives rocked by hardship and scandal that follows in the tradition of Jennifer Haigh, A. Manette Ansay and Jennifer Egan. Get this from a library! The crooked heart of mercy. [Billie Livingston] -- The Crooked Heart of Mercy is a brave, funny and heartbreaking novel about faith and family, love and forgiveness, and how people survive unimaginable loss. It features an indelible trio of. And his best shot at healing might lie in helping Maggie and Ben reconnect-against all ing with dark humor and piercing insights, The Crooked Heart of Mercy is .

Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy The Crooked Heart of Mercy (Paperback) at The Crooked Heart of Mercy (MP3 CD) By Billie Livingston, Todd Glass (Narrated by), Amy Rubinate (Narrated by) $ Usually Ships in Days. Description. Ben wakes up in a hospital with a hole in his head he can't explain. What he can remember he'd rather forget. Book Passage San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA () A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. The Crooked Heart of Mercy’s dark subject matter allows Livingston to explore, in characteristically intelligent prose, weighty ideas, not the least of which is the role of .