Under The Mercy Trees: A Novel

Paperback | August 11, 2015

byHeather Newton

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“[An] eloquent, sorrowful novel....Readers of both Pat Conroy, on one hand, and Carson McCullers, on the other, will relish Newton’s flawed characters and piquant portrayal of small town life.”
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Under The Mercy Trees will take your breath away.”<_o3a_p>

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Heather Newton’s Under the Mercy Trees is a beautifully rendered, heartbreaking first novel that heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in Southern fiction. The poignant and unforgettable story of a man forced to face his troubled past when he returns to his small hometown in the mountains of North Carolina following the disappearance of his brother, Under the Mercy Trees adds the name Heather Newton to a sterling list of acclaimed authors in the Southern literary tradition that already includes Reynolds Price, Kaye Gibbons, Jill McCorkle, Clyde Edgerton, and Tom Franklin.<_o3a_p>

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“[An] eloquent, sorrowful novel....Readers of both Pat Conroy, on one hand, and Carson McCullers, on the other, will relish Newton’s flawed characters and piquant portrayal of small town life.”—Booklist (starred review) “Under The Mercy Trees will take your breath away.”—Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart Heather Newton’...

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Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves around cheap Scotch and weekend flings with equally damaged men. When he learns that his older brother, Leon, has gone missing, he must return to the Owenby farm in Solace Fork, North Carolina, to assist in the search. But...

Heather Newton's short stories have appeared inCrucible,Encore,Wellspring, and elsewhere She lives with her family in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is an attorney and mediator.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062001345

ISBN - 13:9780062001344

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“Newton delivers a stirring debut novel told from the perspective of four central characters embroiled in a family drama that spans generations and is riddled with defensive secrecy and emotional penury in equal measures…. Newton delivers across the board with these characters.”