BOOK OF MERCY FINALIST IN 2012 MIDWEST BOOK AWARDS
Book of Mercy, published by Osmyrrah Publishing, was a finalist in the 22nd Annual Midwest Book Awards, which were announced on May 9 in Bloomington, MN. Publishers from 12 Midwestern states submitted 362 entries in 50 categories in this year’s competition. The Midwest Book Awards are sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.
Recognized in the literary fiction category, Book of Mercy by Sherry Roberts is a funny novel about a serious issue: censorship. It’s set in the fictitious small town of Mercy, North Carolina, where a group of influential women–the Mercy Study Club–decide to remove “undesirable” books from the school library. One woman stands up to them, even though she can’t read. Antigone Brown learns, that when it comes to being a parent, there’s more worth fighting for than you can ever imagine.
Author Sherry Roberts has worked in newspapers and magazines in Missouri, Vermont, and North Carolina. She wrote for several years for USA Today and is the author of another novel, Maud’s House.
Sherry’s novels combine humor and unforgettable characters as they explore issues of the day. The brand new Book of Mercy features a mother-to-be who wages a battle against censorship in her town. Maud’s House explores what happens when a small Vermont town losses its creativity.
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