Absolution: A Novel

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Novello Festival Press, 2007 - Fiction - 318 pages
4 Reviews
Maggie Delaney's world implodes one rainy afternoon when her husband Richard is murdered in a botched drug store robbery. To her horror, Maggie learns the shooting may not have been an accident.
An idealistic wife and mother, Maggie attempts to find out what really happened. Her search leads her back to her Carolina roots, through the streets of 1960s New York and modern-day Boston. She retraces the steps of a generation that came of age when the Vietnam War raged and the world was embroiled in conflict.
Then, as the murder trial draws near, disturbing questions will arise about Richard and his possible role in military atrocities. Finally, in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Maggie will uncover a legacy of secrets about the man she thought she knew - and the troubled world they shared.

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User Review  - Terri Dowell-dennis - Goodreads

I know Miriam Herrin, and am delighted to say I could not stop reading this book! It's a compelling story and all aspects--from the Boston courtroom scenes to the events that take place in the jungles of Vietnam--are well researched and richly portrayed. Read full review

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User Review  - Patsy - Goodreads

Pretty exciting to read a novel written by an old college mate! She totally captures life in the Vietnam era! A really good read! Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Miriam Herin taught literature and composition at Limestone College in New Jersey.

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