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Small Mercies (Signed B&N Exclusive Book)

Small Mercies (Signed B&N Exclusive Book)

by Dennis Lehane
Small Mercies (Signed B&N Exclusive Book)

Small Mercies (Signed B&N Exclusive Book)

by Dennis Lehane

Hardcover(Signed Edition)

Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on April 25, 2023

Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 3PM ET, as we welcome New York Times bestselling author, Dennis Lehane, in conversation with S.A. Cosby, for a live, virtual discussion of SMALL MERCIES, as part of our B&N Midday Mystery Virtual Event series. You must purchase a ticket on Eventbrite to join this event. Please visit here to learn more.


Notes From Your Bookseller

Small Mercies is Dennis Lehane’s latest novel since 2017’s Since We Fell. As with the best of Lehane’s work, a thriller is perfectly blended with issues of social injustice. Dennis Lehane uses the eyes of a detective and the ears of a newspaper reporter on the neighborhood beat, wrapping them in beautiful words that cut to the heart of humanity.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition is signed by Dennis Lehane and contains an essay detailing how events in Boston of the summer of 1974 inspired him to write his new novel SMALL MERCIES.

Small Mercies is thought provoking, engaging, enraging, and can’t-put-it-down entertainment.” — Stephen King

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer returns with a masterpiece to rival Mystic River—an all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston’s history.

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessey is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.

One night Mary Pat’s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn’t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.

The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched—asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don’t take kindly to any threat to their business.

Set against the hot, tumultuous months when the city’s desegregation of its public schools exploded in violence, Small Mercies is a superb thriller, a brutal depiction of criminality and power, and an unflinching portrait of the dark heart of American racism. It is a mesmerizing and wrenching work that only Dennis Lehane could write.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063316966
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/25/2023
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 12,740
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Dennis Lehane (1965) is an American author and screenwriter from Boston best known for his thrillers and mysteries. He first gained success with his series of books featuring Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. His books Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, and Shutter Island have all been adapted into popular movies. He is the winner of several awards, including the Shamus, Anthony, and Barry.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

August 4, 1965

Place of Birth:

Dorchester, Massachusetts


B.A., Eckerd College, 1988; M.F.A., Florida International University, 1993

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