Victims of Abuse Find A Second Chance at Life in Alena Dillon’s ‘Mercy House’ [REVIEW]

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A Brooklyn nun will do whatever it takes to protect the women she shelters in Alena Dillon’s debut novel, Mercy House. (Photo courtesy Canva)

She lives by a strict moral code and has a strong sense of justice. The people in her charge are like family and she’ll do whatever it takes to protect them. But she’s not a cop. She doesn’t even work in the justice system. Instead, she’s a nun who won’t take flack from anyone. Welcome to Mercy House. Read more of this post

Scott Frank’s ‘Shaker’ Is A Study In Good And Evil [REVIEW]

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Everyone’s life hangs in the balance In Scott Frank’s SHAKER. (Photos by Joel Bedford/David Robert Bliwas/Joe Szilagyi/Eva Rinaldi, Flickr)

Scott Frank’s debut novel, Shaker, delivers an insightful, unflinching look at violence in America and its effects on our youth.  Read more of this post