New Mercies

New Mercies

Large Print - 2005
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Natchez, Mississippi in 1933 is a place suspended in time. The silver and china is still dented and cracked from the Yankee invaders, and the houses have names--and memories. Nora Bondurant knows little about her father's people, but when she inherits a crumbling mansion and learns that the aunt who left it to her was killed in a murder/suicide, she begins her journey to Natchez. The lure of Natchez runs deep, and as Nora becomes more enmeshed in local tradition, she uncovers surprising things about her aunt's life, and her death. But foremost, she learns that every day we are given
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2005
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781585476183
1585476188
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 334 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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mrsgail5756 Jul 20, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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Apr 10, 2010

The year is 1933 and Nora has just learned the she has inherited an estate from a relative she never knew had existed. She travels from Denver to Mississippi and encounters southern hospitality along with racism, and class prejudice. She discovers that her aunt's death, and indeed her own family history raises questions that aren't easily answered. She also tries to come to term with her own recent history (a painful divorce) Crumbling plantation houses, colourful characters and lots of secrets make this novel a great read.

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GingerKaren
Dec 02, 2005

When in 1933 Nora Bondurant inherits a house from an aunt she never knew she had, she knows that it is time to confront the family her late father never spoke about. What she discovers in Natchez, Mississippi, is a town that is living in the past and covering secrets at every turn. For them Nora is a conundrum: a Yankee woman that is related to one of the oldest and most respected in the county. But even that will not open every door for her when she starts asking questions. Nora, however, has some secrets of her own that she isn''t willing to confront. A real page turner, this novel will bring Nora and her family new mercies.

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