“In Nancy Garruba’s two linked novels—True Noble and Lincoln at Mercy—readers share the experience of characters who struggle with elusive memories of their scarred past lives and who reckon with the blessings of love those same confounding days have offered. Set in Trenton, NJ
and Sicily, spanning almost one hundred years, these novels bring us into the intimate spaces of the Gemini and Cicero family homes. It is rare to encounter storytelling that achieves this scale of grace and wisdom in depicting personal and public history.” 

—Kevin McIlvoy, author of The Fifth StationHyssopLittle Peg
and The Complete History of New Mexico