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Young adult

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis

by Keija Parssinen

Quick take

_An impeccably rendered depiction of the strains of adolescence._

Why I love it

_The Unraveling of Mercy Louis_ is both a study of a milieu that we rarely encounter in fiction — a devoutly religious refinery town on the Texas coast — and an impeccably rendered depiction of the strains of adolescence and the complications of family and friendship. The novel opens with a gruesome discovery that becomes an overnight scandal. As local police and politicians contend w...

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  • 34% Love
  • 44% Like
  • 7% Dislike
    June 2015