The Mercies


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. (paperback, 2019)

Acclaim for The Mercies:

“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


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Weight.66 lbs