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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,909 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ronlyn Domingue Narrator: Rebecca Gayheart Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From debut author Ronlyn Domingue comes a stunning, imaginative novel that beautifully captures the nature of love and how it transcends all barriers … even death.

In 1920s New Orleans, smart and fearless Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she suddenly dies in a tragic accident. Immediately after her death, she chooses to stay between—a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love, as well as the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. Their trials finally compel Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only love—and to confront a long-hidden secret.

The Mercy of Thin Air entwines love stories that echo across three generations, culminating in a startling finish that will leave listeners breathless.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In The Mercy of Thin Air, Raziela Nolan—a ghost—spins vivid portraits of the world she left, and the world she isn’t allowed to join, reminding us that there is the finest of lines between past and present, between life and death, between love and regret. This is the rarest of first novels—a truly original voice and a truly original story.” 

    Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Through the alchemy of Domingue’s rich, lovely prose we are transported back and forth through time.” 

    Boston Globe

  • “Superbly constructed, this is a story about the power first love and the potency of memory. Ronlyn Domingue is a first-class writer.” 

    Irish Examiner (Cork)

  • “Fans of The Lovely Bones and The Time Traveler’s Wife now have another classic…A wonderfully powerful depiction of true, heart-wrenching love and the grief experienced when it is lost.” 

    Easy Living magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Johannah Gage | 2/19/2014

    " Wow! If you like stories that are more bittersweet than scary, this is the perfect ghost story for you. In "The Mercy of Thin Air" by Ronlyn Domingue, a life full of connections to those around her is what Razi discovers only after she is dead. Razi (the main narrator) comes across as funny, strong, fiercely intelligent, and strong-willed in a time (the 20s) when that was not so admired in women. She fights the tide and makes her own way in a time that did not provide a lot of opportunities or choices for women. The main themes of undying love, love lost, strong women, and second chances echo throughout the book. Definitely a great read for a book club (my reason for reading). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin R | 2/16/2014

    " A charming read. The cosmology is interesting, forming a world "between." I struggled to keep track of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kirsta | 2/11/2014

    " This book has moved into my favorite books of all times list. The best part, if I had to dissect just one "best part" is the strength of the male characters amid the very strong female characters. So many writers write these wonderful women protagonists against these ridiculously wimpy men - like it's real hard to be a strong woman in the presence of losers... But that is not the case here. The men are strong in their own roles and also supportive of the womens independence and strides towards equality. The relationship of the characters, the great story lines and oh yeah, she's a ghost! make this read sing. I almost never read a book twice but I imagine I will read this one over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaitlin | 2/10/2014

    " Wow! This novel really surprised me. I came into it not expecting much, but it was incredibly touching and relatable. The characters are well developed and your heart truly breaks for them. A must-read! "

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