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Little mercies

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In her latest ripped-from-the-headlines tour de force, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences...  Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity--the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for.  Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them, sleeping on friends' couches and moving in and out of cheap motels. When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own, she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen's and Jenny's lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another.  A powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice, Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most, and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us together.
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9780778316336
9781460330166
9781410470881
9781488029882
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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subject_facet Iowa -- Fiction, Large type books, Life change events -- Fiction, Motherhood -- Fiction, Social workers -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction, Women social workers -- Fiction
title_display Little mercies
title_full Little Mercies, Little mercies / Heather Gudenkauf, Little mercies [text (large print)] / Heather Gudenkauf
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