Heather Newton, author of Under the Mercy Trees, on tour January/February 2011

Posted By on November 11, 2010

About Under the Mercy Trees

• Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (January 18, 2011)

Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves around cheap Scotch and weekend flings with equally damaged men. When he learns that his older brother, Leon, has gone missing, he must return to the Owenby farm in Solace Fork, North Carolina, to assist in the search. But that means facing a past filled with regrets, the family that never understood him, the girl whose heart he broke, and the best friend who has faithfully kept the home fires burning. As the mystery surrounding Leon’s disappearance deepens, so too does the weight of decades-long unresolved differences and unspoken feelings—forcing Martin to deal with the hardest lessons about home, duty, and love.

Under The Mercy Trees will take your breath away.”
— Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

“A novel that seamlessly, beautifully, twines past with present…The powerful, swelling conclusion of this book raised gooseflesh on my arms and had me near tears.”
— Tom Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

About Heather Newton

Heather Newton’s short stories have appeared in Crucible, Encore, Wellspring, and elsewhere. She lives with her family in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is an attorney and mediator.

You can find out more about Heather at her website, and you can also like her on Facebook.

Heather’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, January 18th: Book Addiction

Wednesday, January 19th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, January 20th: Rundpinne

Tuesday, January 25th: Book Reviews by Molly

Thursday, January 27th: Amy’s Creative Side

Monday, January 31st: Chefdruck Musings

Wednesday, February 2nd: The Book Faery Reviews

Tuesday, February 8th: In the Next Room

Wednesday, February 9th: Wordsmithonia

Tuesday, February 15th: Scraps of Life

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