The Mercy of Thin Air


by Ronlyn Domingue

Razi Nolan is growing up in New Orleans in the 1920s. She’s smart, fearless, set on breaking the comfortable family mould by making a career as a doctor. But then she falls in love with Andrew O’Connell and her plans become complicated.

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New Orleans, 1920s.

Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she dies in a tragic accident. In an instant, she leaves behind her one true love and her dream of becoming a doctor—but somehow, she still remains. Immediately after her death, Razi chooses to stay between—a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it.

From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the stories of her lost love, Andrew, and the relationship of Amy and Scott, a couple whose house she haunts almost seventy-five years later. The Mercy of Thin Air entwines these two fateful and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations. From ambitious, 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 wondrous novel sing with life. Evoking the power of love, memory, and time, The Mercy of Thin Air culminates in a startling finish that will leave readers breathless.

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Book Condition

Used – Like New




12×20 cm


August 1, 2006 by Pocket


Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance


Borders Original Voices Award Nominee (2005),
James Tiptree Jr. Award Nominee for Longlist (2005),
SIBA Book Award Nominee for Fiction (2006)

The Mercy of Thin Air


1 in stock