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The Mercy Papers, a memoir of three weeks

●  Top Ten Nonfiction Books of the Year,

    Entertainment Weekly

●  Notable Book of the Year, New York Times

●  Editor’s Choice, New York Times Book Review

●  One of the Best Books of the Year,

    San Francisco Chronicle

●  Indiebound Notable Book

now in paperback

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“There are countless memoirs about death and overcoming grief, but Romm's sheer firepower sets hers apart, capturing all the raw messiness behind her agony.” Grade: A.

Entertainment Weekly

“Some people face great sorrow with saintly acceptance. Robin Romm is too human for that, and frank about admitting it. Her willingness to expose herself is brave and may bring solace to others too savaged by grief to let a loved one, ‘go gentle into that good night’.”

The Hartford Courant


“A furious blaze of a book.”

The New York Times Book Review