September 9, 2008

The Shape of Mercy ***

*** The Shape of Mercy, Susan Meissner, 2008

The cover looks like a romance novel. I was certain I wouldn't like it, but had committed to reading at least one chapter. Wow.

First, it's not a romance novel. Second, this is good writing. It reminds me a little of Sleep Toward Heaven in that it's about three women: a college girl and an old woman in present day Santa Barbara, and a girl accused of being a witch in seventeenth century Salem. Susan weaves these three stories together expertly.

If you're looking for something fresh, give The Shape of Mercy a shot.

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