David Rowell’s debut novel, The Train of Small Mercies
, uses the funeral train of Robert Kennedy in 1968 as the backdrop for describing American life at that time. Rowell develops multiple perspectives of a half dozen characters to illuminate readers about ordinary lives that combine to form our society. We are the combination of our stories, both individual and shared, and Rowell’s fine writing kept me absorbed in this novel from beginning to end.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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