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Small mercies : a novel / Dennis Lehane.

Lehane, Dennis (author.).

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessy is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.  One night Mary Pat’s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn’t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.  The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched-— asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don’t take kindly to any threat to their business.

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  • ISBN: 9780062129482 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062129481 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]
Subject: Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Segregation in education > Massachusetts > Boston > Fiction.
Racism against Black people > Fiction.
Irish Americans > Fiction.
Organized crime > Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

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  • 87 of 109 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 5 of 6 copies available at Cambria County Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Portage Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 109 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Portage Public Library F LEH (Text) 31814890139741 PORM Fiction Checked Out 03/05/2024

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