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Book of Mercy

Book of Mercy

by Sherry Roberts

FBT review:

Discover a captivating and thought-provoking read that challenges the status quo in Book of Mercy by Sherry Roberts. Chosen as a Midwest Book Awards Finalist, this literary fiction novel introduces Antigone Brown, a dyslexic woman struggling with her own self-doubt in becoming a parent. Set in Mercy, North Carolina, we witness the Mercy Study Club's attempt to ban library books, a battle Antigone never expected to join. With a touch of humor and a cast of endearing characters, this book weaves a narrative that explores the serious issue of censorship while keeping readers entertained. If you enjoy indie book titles with strong themes and relatable characters, Book of Mercy is a must-read that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind.

Publisher Description:

Midwest Book Awards Finalist

An unexpected heroine fights book banning.

Dyslexic Antigone Brown despairs of ever being a good parent to her unborn child. She runs a deer farm in Mercy, North Carolina, where the Mercy Study Club has started censoring library books. This is a fight Antigone doesn’t want to get involved in, battling for the very things that have made her life a misery—books. But she will, setting in motion a series of events destined to change Mercy—and her—forever.

This intriguing read explores a serious subject (censorship) with a sprinkle of humor and features quirky, big-hearted characters you'll fall in love with.

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