POPULAR NOVEL ENTERS SECOND PRINTING, WINS 5 AWARDS
Published just last spring, Frank Joseph’s novel TO LOVE MERCY
has already gone into its second printing, won six awards and garnered five-star kudos.
Honors for the novel – a tale of blacks and whites, Christians and Jews, how children view the world, conflict and forgiveness
and Chicago in 1948 – include:
TO LOVE MERCY
has gone on reading lists at Wheeling (IL) High School, Montefiore Special School (Chicago) and other middle and high schools in the Chicago area and elsewhere.
The author is surprised but pleased at the surge of school interest. “I wrote TO LOVE MERCY
as mainstream fiction for adults, ” Joseph says. “But I guess its themes of race and religion are speaking to today’s teens and pre-teens as well.”
Prominent readers praise TO LOVE MERCY
. “What makes it so remarkable is the careful—loving—care to get the words and cadences right from Chicago of the era of our childhood. A wonderful, very special book, ” says Gary Johnson, president of the Chicago History Museum. Here’s what others are saying about TO LOVE MERCY
“A pulsating tour of mid-20th-century Chicago and of racial and ethnic divisions. Innovative and enjoyable. ”
- James Squires, former Editor-in-Chief, The Chicago Tribune, and author, A Horse of a Different Color
“A compelling fable of hope and reconciliation told in a new and unique narrative voice. If you like Chicago you'll love TO LOVE MERCY
—Peter M. Rutkoff, author of Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago