New Meeting: Mercy by Jodi Picoult

From: Liselle
Sent on: Thursday, April 3, 2008 11:06 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Mercy by Jodi Picoult

When: Thursday, May 1, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Everyone who loves to read and enjoys a good discussion. This is a "spin-off" of the chick-lit book club. Some members wanted to read some books that have a little more depth to them. We seem to be working our way through the Jodi Picoult books.

Meeting Description: What would you do for someone you love? Would you lie? Would you leave? Would you kill? These are just some of the questions confronting the characters in Mercy, which follows the path of two cousins driven to extremes by the power of love.

Cameron MacDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town's residents by blood and honor. Yet when his cousin Jamie arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the bald confession that he's killed her, Cam immediately places him under arrest.

The situation isn't as clear to Cam's wife, Allie. While she is devoted to her husband, she finds herself siding against Cam, seduced by the picture James paints of a man so in love with a woman that he'd grant all her wishes? even the one that meant taking her life.

Into this charged atmosphere drifts Mia, a new assistant at Allie's floral shop, for whom Cam feels an instant and inexplicable attraction. While he aids the prosecution in preparing the case against Jamie, who killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy, Cam finds himself betraying his own wife.

Woven tight with passion and a fast-paced plot, Mercy explores some of today's most highly charged emotional and ethical issues as it draws toward its stunning conclusion. When you love someone, where do you cross the line of moral obligation? And how can you commonly define love and devotion to begin with? Long after you have turned the last page, you'll still be thinking about this rich novel, as well as questioning your own beliefs about love and loyalty.

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/798/calendar/7670128/

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