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VALE NEWS: Book club takes up ‘Mercy’

Books on the Vale Book Club's reading list can be checked out at the Vale Library. (Enterprise file photo)

“Mercy” by Jodi Picoult will be discussed by the Vale Book Club this Thursday, Nov. 4.

Theda Craig will be the facilitator of the meeting, which is at 7 p.m. at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St., Vale.

The novel is set in Wheelock, Massachusetts, a slightly eccentric town where most of the residents are of Scottish descent.

Police Chief Cameron MacDonald serves as both the clan chief and town protector. He faces the most difficult arrest of his career when his cousin Jamie confesses to him that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy.

A heated murder trial puts the town in an uproar and drives a wedge . . .