Thursday, August 25, 2011

Book Review: The Mercy of Thin Air

The Mercy of Thin AirThe Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is different from all the books I've read since it's about the experiences of a spirit or a ghost per se. I find it interesting and I kind of liked to read that love transcends all even the after life. It is a good read.

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In 1920s New Orleans, smart and fearless Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she suddenly dies in a tragic accident. Immediately after her death, she chooses to stay between - a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love, as well as the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. Their trials finally compel Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only love, Andrew, and to confront a long-hidden secret." The Mercy of Thin Air entwines two tragic and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations and culminates in a startling finish that will leave readers breathless. From plucky, forward-thinking Razi, who illegally slips birth control guides into library books, to hip Web designer Amy, who begins to fall off the edge of grief, to Eugenia, caught between since the Civil War, the characters in this ambitious and original debut sing with life, as well as Southern flair. (from

About the Author:
Ronlyn Domingue's debut novel, The Mercy of Thin Air, received critical acclaim and was acquired in 11 other countries. Currently, she's working on her second book and writing nonfiction for the online magazine, The Nervous Breakdown. Her short stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, Clackamas Literary Review, New Delta Review, The Independent (UK), Shambhala Sun, and (from

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