Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Spotlight for A Matter of Mercy by Lynne Hugo


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Caroline Marcum thought she’d escaped the great mistake of her life by leaving Wellfleet harbor, but is forced to face it when she returns, reluctantly, to care for her dying mother. Ridley Neal put his past-and his prison term-behind him to return home to take over his father’s oyster and clam beds. Casual acquaintances long ago, when a nor’easter hits the coast, Rid and Caroline’s lives intersect once again. When Rid and two other sea farmers are sued by the wealthy owners of vacation homes who want to shut them down, and Caroline accidentally meets the person she most wronged, they each must learn to trust-and love. Inspired by a 1996 lawsuit, A Matter of Mercy is a riveting novel about treasuring the traditional way of life in the shallows of beautiful Cape Cod bay by discovering where forgiveness ends. And where it begins.


“A richly detailed, intimate look at the struggles of love and hard work and hard choices. With wisdom and compassion, Lynne Hugo explores how we sometimes find our homes in the places and people we’ve left behind. This book draws you in and won’t let you go. A Matter of Mercy is the kind of novel one longs to read – beautifully written, full of crooked fates, terrible loss and hard-won second chances.” ~ Laura Harrington, author of Alice Bliss, winner of Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction
“Lynne Hugo’s novel A MATTER OF MERCY is full of intrigue and heart, as gritty as the inside of a clamshell and tender as a beach sunset. You won’t soon forget this story of two Cape Cod residents struggling against the tides for mercy and reaching out for each other despite the dark currents of their own pasts.” ~ Jenna Blum, New York Timesand internationally bestselling author of THOSE WHO SAVE US, THE STORMCHASERS, and “The Lucky One” in GRAND CENTRAL.
“Through her exquisite use of language and deft storytelling, Lynne Hugo has rendered a universe so precise it sings of truth and so human it plucks at all the right strings.  She is that rare fiction writer who truly understands the music of good writing, conflating the worlds of prose and poetry into something exalted, a symphony for both the heart and the ear.”    — Kim Triedman, author of The Other Room  
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About Lynne Hugo

Lynne Hugo is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient who has also received grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Kentucky Foundation for Women.  She has published five previous novels, one of which became a Lifetime Original Movie of the Month, two books of poetry, and a children’s book.  Her memoir, Where The Trail Grows Faint, won the Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize.  Born and educated in New England, she and her husband currently live in Ohio with a yellow Lab feared by squirrels in a three state area.  www.LynneHugo.com

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Lynne Hugo’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, September 2nd:  Bibliotica
Wednesday, September 3rd:  5 Minutes for Books
Thursday, September 4th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Friday, September 5th: Vox Libris
Monday, September 8th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, September 9th:  Good Girl Gone Redneck
Friday, September 12th:  Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Monday, September 15th:  Fiction Zeal
Tuesday, September 16th:  Time 2 Read
Wednesday, September 17th:  Jorie Loves a Story
Wednesday, September 17th:  Stitch Read Cook – author guest post, “A Day in the Life”
Thursday, September 18th:  Chronicles…
Monday, September 22nd:  Walking with Nora
Tuesday, September 23rd:  Mom in Love with Fiction
Wednesday, September 24th:  From the TBR Pile
Thursday, September 25th:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Monday, September 29th:  Deckled Edge Books

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