Book Review-The Mercy of Thin Air

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When I was going through book titles deciding what one to review next I could hardly believe that I’d somehow forgotten to tell you about this book. It’s one of my favorites. Such a beautiful book. A perfect springtime or “beach bag” read for summer…

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A historical take on Alice Sebold’s “The Lovely Bones,” “The Mercy of Thin Air” is Ronlyn Domingue’s first novel. Set in the late 1920’s, in New Orleans, Razi is attending medical school and in the throes of a passionate love affair with Andrew. She wishes for immortality saying, “One lifetime isn’t enough to make all the trouble of which I’m capable,” and ultimately gets her wish when she becomes the victim of a drowning accident. She finds herself in a place between life and “whatever comes next.” She observes the world she left, and 70 years after her death, Razi begins to find the strength to start searching for Andrew, the love of her life. A parallel plot involves a young couple, Amy and Scott, having relationship problems. Razi feels drawn to them and as she tries to help them discovers her connection to them.

~Melissa

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  2 comments for “Book Review-The Mercy of Thin Air

  1. Kimber Dunn
    March 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I am putting this on my summer reading list!! Thanks Lisa!

    • March 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

      you bet! when you’re finished reading it, please come back to this post and let me know what your thoughts are.

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