The heaven of mercury.

Author:Chrismer, Nancy
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review
 
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Norton. 335p. c2002.0-393-32465-5. $14.95. A

Set in Mercury. a small, rural town in Mississippi, this novel details the life of Finus Bates, his friends, relatives, and acquaintances as they move through the 20th century. The main thread of the story involves Finus' love for his childhood chum, Birdie Wells, but that thread is woven into a tapestry involving many others. Both marry other people, yet have feelings for each other for nearly 80 years, until Birdie's death. Their relationship and those of many of...

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