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The train of small mercies

This debut novel follows multiple characters' intrepid search for hope amid the debris of an American tragedy, their lives irrevocably changed as Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train makes its solemn journey from New York to Washington.

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  • "While a young black porter struggles with first-day duties on board the Robert F. Kennedy funeral train, a woman sneaks away from her disapproving husband to pay respects to the assassinated senator, and a wounded soldier awaits a reputation-restoring interview."
  • "This debut novel follows multiple characters' intrepid search for hope amid the debris of an American tragedy, their lives irrevocably changed as Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train makes its solemn journey from New York to Washington."@en
  • "This debut novel follows multiple characters' intrepid search for hope amid the debris of an American tragedy, their lives irrevocably changed as Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train makes its solemn journey from New York to Washington."
  • "Author David Rowell follows the disparate lives of characters united by an extraordinary commemoration: Robert Kennedy's funeral train making its solemn journey from New York to Washington."
  • "In this stunning debut, David Rowell depicts disparate lives united in the extraordinary days that followed an American tragedy. On June 8, 1968, as the train carrying Robert F. Kennedy's body travels from New York City to Washington D.C., the nation mourns the loss of a dream. As citizens congregate along the tracks to pay their respects, Michael Colvert, a New Jersey sixth grader, sets out to see his first dead body. Delores King creates a tangle of lies to sneak away from her controlling husband. Just arrived in the nation's capitol to interview for a nanny position with the Kennedy family, Maeve McDerdon must reconcile herself to an unknown future. Edwin Rupp's inaugural pool party takes a backseat to the somber proceedings. Jamie West, a Vietnam vet barely out of high school, awaits a newspaper interview meant to restore his damaged self-esteem. And Lionel Chase arrives at Penn Station for his first day of work'a staggering assignment as a porter aboard RFK's funeral train."@en

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en

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  • "The Train of Small Mercies"
  • "The train of small mercies"
  • "The train of small mercies"@en