Under the mercy trees: A Novel
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|Full title||under the mercy trees|
|Last Update||2018-06-22 07:30:49AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-22 07:40:27AM|
|available_at_catalog||Cary Community, Duraleigh Road Community, Leesville Community, North Regional, Southeast Regional, West Regional|
|detailed_location_catalog||Cary Community - Adult Fiction, Duraleigh Road - Adult Fiction, Leesville Community - Adult Fiction, North Regional - Adult Fiction, Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction, West Regional - Adult Fiction|
"[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's Under the Mercy Trees tells the poignant and unforgettable story of a man forced to face his troubled past when he returns to his hometown in the mountains of North Carolina following the disappearance of his brother.
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 that means facing a past filled with regrets, the family that never understood him, the girl whose heart he broke, and the best friend who has faithfully kept the home fires burning. As the mystery surrounding Leon's disappearance deepens, so too does the weight of decades-long unresolved differences and unspoken feelings—forcing Martin to deal with the hardest lessons about home, duty, and love.
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.
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|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Cary Community, Duraleigh Road Community, Leesville Community, North Regional, Southeast Regional, West Regional|
|record_details||ils:611233|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Harper,|2011.|344 pages ; 21 cm, overdrive:ed3b2489-f0ab-4cda-aace-8dc6ab1f5163|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2011||
|subject_facet||Brothers -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Homecoming -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Mountain life -- North Carolina -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction, Older gay men -- Fiction, Recollection (Psychology) -- Fiction|
|title_display||Under the mercy trees : a novel|
|title_full||Under the Mercy Trees A Novel, Under the mercy trees : a novel / Heather Newton|
|title_short||Under the mercy trees :|
|topic_facet||Brothers, Families, Fiction, Homecoming, Literature, Missing persons, Mountain life, Older gay men, Recollection (Psychology)|