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“The Mercies is among the best novels I’ve read in years,” said the New York Times Book Review, and we wholeheartedly agree. Kiran Millwood Hargrave, an award-winning children’s book author, sets her first novel for adults in early seventeenth century Norway, and bases her tale on a real-life and horrific witch-hunt. Highly recommended. (2019, paperback)
“Elegant and chilling . . . An absorbing account of women finding power and grace and love even under the most harrowing circumstances.” – USA Today
“The Mercies took my breath away.” -Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and A Single Thread
“The Mercies has a pull as sure as the tide. It totally swept me away to Vardø, where grief struck islanders stand tall in the shadow of religious persecution and witch burnings. It’s a beautifully intimate story of friendship, love and hope. A haunting ode to self-reliant and quietly defiant women.” -Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain