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Little Mercies

(2014)
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Sometimes, one small mistake can have life-altering consequences…

As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all – the vilest acts one person can commit against another. The only thing that gets her through the workday is knowing her job helps children. That, and her family: her husband, Adam, and three beautiful kids, twins Leah and Lucas, and eleven-month-old Avery. But with a blink of an eye – with one small mistake – Ellen is suddenly at the mercy of the system she works for. Avery is ripped from her clutches, and her whole world begins crashing down around her.

Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but good-for-nothing father since her mother left them. When her father decides to pack their belongings and move to a new state, Jenny thinks she might be on the road to a better life. But soon she finds herself on her own, forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. Evading police and the social system, Jenny finds refuge with a kind-hearted waitress. The last thing she needs is a social worker, but when Ellen and Jenny's lives collide unexpectedly, little do they know just how much they can help one another.

Praise for Heather Gudenkauf:

‘This will have you gripped until the last page’ – Closer

‘Deeply moving and lyrical’ – Company

‘A memorable read’ – Sunday Express

‘totally gripping’ – Marie Claire

‘Set to become a bookclub staple’ – The Guardian

'Fans of Jodi Picoult will devour this' – Red

'Gudenkauf’s prose is searingly raw… Thrilling and emotionally tender, this novel, with its driving pace, will appeal to fans of…Jodi Picoult.' – Booklist

‘This gripping novel is moving and thought-provoking’ -Heat

‘Emotionally-charged’ -My Weekly



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a novel." - Tess Gerritsen


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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Mercies (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4104-7088-1 / 978-1-4104-7088-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-84845-310-8 / 978-1-84845-310-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mira
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June 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 0-7783-1633-5 / 978-0-7783-1633-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4805-8660-9 / 978-1-4805-8660-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4805-8661-7 / 978-1-4805-8661-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4805-8656-0 / 978-1-4805-8656-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Little Mercies: Library Edition
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4805-8657-9 / 978-1-4805-8657-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4805-8659-5 / 978-1-4805-8659-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
ISBN: 1-4805-8658-7 / 978-1-4805-8658-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
Publisher: MIRA
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July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Little Mercies
Author(s): Heather Gudenkauf
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July 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Little Mercies
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Publisher: Mira
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