The Resource Mercy

Mercy

Label
Mercy
Title
Mercy
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Picoult
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Another thought provoking work by Jodi Picoult whose characters challenge us on moral issues arising out of situations any of us might be faced with. Classic Picoult storytelling - daring us to imagine how far we would go for those we love the most.Mercy is a quietly powerful book that examines the boundaries of love and loyalty, courage and forgiveness... Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships. - The Boston GlobeWhat would you do for someone you love? Would you lie? Would you leave? Would you kill? Jodi Picoult confronts these powerful issues in Mercy, which follows the path of two cousins driven to extremes by the power of love.Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy. A heated murder trial plunges the town into upheaval and drives a wedge into a contented marriage: Cameron, aiding the prosecution in their case against Jamie, finds himself suddenly at odds with his devoted wife, Allie. She is seduced by the idea of a man so in love with his wife that he'd grant all her wishes, even her wish to end her life. And when an inexplicable attraction leads to a shocking betrayal, Allie faces the hardest questions of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another?Woven tight with passion and a fast-paced plot, Mercy explores some of today's most highly charged emotional and ethical issues as it draws toward its stunning conclusion
Summary
"Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy. Now, a heated murder trial plunges the town into upheaval, and drives a wedge into a contented marriage: Cameron, aiding the prosecution in their case against Jamie, is suddenly at odds with his devoted wife, Allie, seduced by the idea of a man so in love with his wife that he'd grant all her wishes, even her wish to end her life. And when an inexplicable attraction leads to a shocking betrayal, Allie faces the hardest questions of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another?"
Storyline
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005884
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1966-
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Picoult, Jodi
Index
no index present
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910
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Mercy
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1e64fc7-2d6c-42bb-be09-44ebf7df3a89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741769005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mercy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1e64fc7-2d6c-42bb-be09-44ebf7df3a89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741769005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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