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Mercy
by Jodi Picoult

Published: 2007-10
Paperback : 512 pages
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General FictionLarge Print EditionAn inspired meditation on love. Publishers WeeklyA graceful stylist, Picoult entertains her readers not only with feel-good storytelling and irresistible characters but with consideration of such serious moral dilemmas as euthanasia and forgiveness. Booklist* A ...
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(General FictionLarge Print EditionAn inspired meditation on love. Publishers WeeklyA graceful stylist, Picoult entertains her readers not only with feel-good storytelling and irresistible characters but with consideration of such serious moral dilemmas as euthanasia and forgiveness. Booklist* A Literary Guild SelectionWhat would you do for someone you love? Would you lie? Would you leave? Would you kill? When Jamie MacDonald arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the confession that he killed her, he is placed under arrest, and a small Massachusetts town grapples with the questions raised by the act. Is it murder to kill a terminally ill person who begs you to do so? Mercy explores this highly charged emotional and ethical issue in a novel that is as haunting as it is beautiful.

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  "Mercy by Jodi Picoult"by pagersp (see profile) 05/06/16

I would rate this book as just OK and most of the ladies felt the same way. It does not grab your interest enough and some of the characters are unrealistic.

 
  "Mercy"by wilharleybook (see profile) 05/12/11

 
  "Makes you think"by bwolfer (see profile) 11/17/10

I didn't like the book at the beginning, it had a good story to start and then focused on other topics than I thought it would. I didn't really like some of the characters, but then realized why she was... (read more)

 
  "Makes You Wonder"by shanro89 (see profile) 05/25/09

Good discussion but not a favorite Jodi Picoult book.

 
  "Was it Mercy or Murder?"by hokiegirl (see profile) 01/21/09

Jodi Picoult allows us to wrestle with the idea of euthanasia as an act of love. I have my own strong feelings about it but found myself, surprisingly, routing for the guy who did the killing. This book... (read more)

 
  "Makes you wonder what you would do in the same situation"by nelmsju (see profile) 11/08/07

 
  "I can see where this book has material for a good discussion but I couldn't get into the book"by naturelady (see profile) 11/08/07

The idea that a clan from Scotland would remain more or less intact in a rural town in America from the late 1740s until modern day seemed like a impossible convolution. I understand why the author had... (read more)

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