‘Mercy Papers’ Hits Hard

Featured on the cover of the new NYT Book Review is a very strong review for Robin Romm’s memoir of her mother’s death from cancer, The Mercy Papers.

The book also gets an “A” rating in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. The review concurs with the NYT BR, but more succintly,

The Mercy Papers, the vitriol-laced journal [Romm] kept during the three weeks before her mother died, captures all the fear and sadness you might expect from a heartbroken 28-year-old — but it’s her gusting, boiling anger that rattles the page.

Library ordering is light.

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The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks

Robin Romm

  • Hardcover: $22; 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (January 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1416567887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416567882

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