Small Mercies

Small Mercies

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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"An ingeniously layered narrative, told over the course of one week, Eddie Joyce's debut novel depicts an Italian-Irish American family on Staten Island and their complicated emotional history. Ten years after the loss of Bobby-- the Amendola family's youngest son-- everyone is still struggling to recover from the firefighter's unexpected death. Bobby's mother Gail; his widow Tina; his older brothers Peter, the corporate lawyer, and Franky, the misfit; and his father Michael have all dealt with their grief in different ways. But as the family gathers together for Bobby Jr.'s birthday party, they must each find a way to accept a new man in Tina's life while reconciling their feelings for their lost loved one"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Viking, published by the Penguin Group,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780698165366
0698165365
0525427295
9780525427292
Characteristics: 1 online resource (355 pages)
Summary: "An ingeniously layered narrative, told over the course of one week, Eddie Joyce's debut novel depicts an Italian-Irish American family on Staten Island and their complicated emotional history. Ten years after the loss of Bobby-- the Amendola family's youngest son-- everyone is still struggling to recover from the firefighter's unexpected death. Bobby's mother Gail; his widow Tina; his older brothers Peter, the corporate lawyer, and Franky, the misfit; and his father Michael have all dealt with their grief in different ways. But as the family gathers together for Bobby Jr.'s birthday party, they must each find a way to accept a new man in Tina's life while reconciling their feelings for their lost loved one"-- Provided by publisher.

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Jun 11, 2017

This is a beautifully written contemporary novel. Readers can identify with the universal themes of family relationships , difficulties, loyalty and love.

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