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Author Joy Jordan-Lake explores some big questions about race and forgiveness in her new novel, A Tangled Mercy, and, in doing so, uncovers the roots of a community and its infinite capacity for love.

Told through a dual lens, this story follows the events that led up to a slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1822, and a woman in the present day researching its history for her degree. Focused on her studies, Kate never suspected that she would uncover secrets from the past, and about her own family’s ancestry, that will change the course of her life forever.

Charleston is a special place that I have been lucky enough to spend time in. And it’s more than the architecture, the atmosphere and the history that make Charleston—and this book—so special. It’s the community, the people of all backgrounds and creeds, who came together to form an unbreakable bond—a bond that is illuminated in this novel. After reading it, I feel hopeful that we, too, can transcend and triumph over tragedies that have spanned more than two hundred years. This book made me rethink my place in the world and how I interact with others. I consider it my duty and my honour to make sure that it is read, discussed and shared. Won’t you join me in doing so?

- Danielle Marshall, Editor

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About the Author

Joy Jordan-Lake has written more than a half dozen books, including the novel Blue Hole Back Home, which won the Christy Award in 2009 for Best First Novel. The book, which explores racial violence and reconciliation in the post-Civil Rights South, went on to be chosen as the Common Book at several colleges, as well as being a frequent book club pick. Jordan-Lake holds a PhD in English, is a former chaplain at Harvard, and has taught literature and writing at several universities. Her scholarly work Whitewashing Uncle Tom's Cabin draws on the narratives, journals, and letters of enslaved and slaveholding antebellum women, research that led her to the story behind A Tangled Mercy. Living outside of Nashville, she and her husband have three children. To learn more about the author and her work, visit www.joyjordanlake.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 1932 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 464 pages
  • ASIN : B01M7XPCYE
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (1 November 2017)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669 ratings
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