The Mercies

Curator Reviews

Douglas Stuart

Perhaps this book is a bad choice for a desert island because it’s about a huge wave that kills everyone! But this is exceptionally atmospheric story that will sweep you away to Vardø, Norway, where grieving, self-reliant women, stand defiant in the shadow of religious conversion and the terror of witch hunts. It’s a shining, haunting story of two women who dare to fall in love.

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