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The Resource The Train of Small Mercies

The Train of Small Mercies

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The Train of Small Mercies
Title
The Train of Small Mercies
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Summary
In this stunning debut, David Rowell depicts disparate lives united in the extraordinary days that followed an American tragedy. On June 8, 1968, as the train carrying Robert F. Kennedy's body travels from New York City to Washington D.C., the nation mourns the loss of a dream. As citizens congregate along the tracks to pay their respects, Michael Colvert, a New Jersey sixth grader, sets out to see his first dead body. Delores King creates a tangle of lies to sneak away from her controlling husband. Just arrived in the nation's capitol to interview for a nanny position with the Kennedy family, Maeve McDerdon must reconcile herself to an unknown future. Edwin Rupp's inaugural pool party takes a backseat to the somber proceedings. Jamie West, a Vietnam vet barely out of high school, awaits a newspaper interview meant to restore his damaged self-esteem. And Lionel Chase arrives at Penn Station for his first day of work—a staggering assignment as a porter aboard RFK's funeral train
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Rowell, David
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Label
The Train of Small Mercies
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c2704efe-9874-4f17-b615-6b8d03b8e7e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101547946
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Train of Small Mercies
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c2704efe-9874-4f17-b615-6b8d03b8e7e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101547946
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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