The Shape of Mercy (Hardcover)

By Susan Meissner

Center Point, 9781602853157, 367pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/16/2008)
Paperback (7/10/2012)
Compact Disc (11/1/2008)

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Lauren Durough is a college student and an heiress. Ready to break free from her family, Lauren stumbles upon a job -- a project 80-something retired librarian Abigail Boyles is working on. Lauren is to transcribe the journals of Mercy Hayworth, a 17th-century victim of the Massachusetts witch trials. 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, Lauren must ask herself if she is playing the role of helpless defendant or misguided judge. Can she break free from her own preconceptions and recognize who she really is?