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The Shape of Mercy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Waterbrook Pr
Publication date September 16, 2008
Pages 307
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400074563
ISBN-10 1400074568
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: “We understand what we want to understand.”

Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.

Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, Mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, living on in the mysterious, embittered Abigail.

The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the way to the truth, will Lauren find herself playing the helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and see who she really is?

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780307731555 Book cover for 9781400074563
 
Reprint edition from Waterbrook Pr (July 10, 2012)
9780307731555 | details & prices | 340 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $4.99
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from Waterbrook Pr (September 16, 2008)
9781400074563 | details & prices | 307 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.99
About: “We understand what we want to understand.
Library
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Large print edition from Center Point Pub (October 1, 2008)
9781602853157 | details & prices | 367 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Lauren, a college student, helps Abigail Boyles, an 80-year-old recluse, transcribe the diary of Abigail's ancestral cousin, Mercy Hayworth--who was hanged for witchcraft.

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