Under The Mercy Trees: A Novel by Heather NewtonUnder The Mercy Trees: A Novel by Heather Newton

Under The Mercy Trees: A Novel

byHeather Newton

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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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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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>

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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Title:Under The Mercy Trees: A NovelFormat: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.”