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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Easter and Ruby have been living in a foster home in the mountains of North Carolina since their mother died of an overdose.  There are whispers that they will be adopted by their maternal grandparents, people they have never met, and are scared will not even like them.  Scariest of all, they live in Alaska, far from everything they have ever known.  Wade, their dad, gave up his legal rights to the sisters years ago and claims he didn’t understand the papers he signed and wants to do right by them now.  The law is not on his side so Wade takes Easter and Ruby one night and they set off on an adventure, which eventually leads to the promise of witnessing baseball history.  But will the trio make it with Social Services, the police and a very dangerous man on their trail?

I really enjoyed Cash’s A Land More Kind Than Home and was looking forward to his next novel.  It has that southern flair of language and description but with very spare, concise writing.  A mix I really enjoy.  While this novel could have taken some dark(er) turns, things progressed, at least in my opinion, very realistically.  A novel of family, home and redemption.

By | 2017-05-03T20:34:20+00:00 February 6th, 2014|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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