The Mercies (Compact Disc)

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On Christmas Eve 1617, 40 fishermen are swallowed up in a mysterious storm off the coast of Finnmark, leaving almost no men behind on Vardo. Newly widowed Maren and the other women left on the island learn to survive on their own, but their independence as a community brings suspicions from a dark force: Absalom Cornet. The sinister commissioner, sent from Scotland, arrives on the island and brings with him a new wife and a terrifying witch hunt. For fans of CIRCE!

— Sarah

February 2020 Indie Next List


“A chilling and captivating book taking place in a Norwegian village in the 1670s, The Mercies is a story of resilience. It follows Maren, who watched as all the village men died in a storm and has had to find a way to survive those losses, and Ursa, the daughter of a merchant who was married off to a witch hunter before being brought north. When their paths cross, both women’s lives are changed forever. This beautifully written story left me chilled. It is not often that I have to put down a book, but there were several times I had to walk away from this one to just sit and think about it. A must-read!”
— Katherine Nazzaro, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549130939
ISBN-10: 1549130935
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Language: English

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