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Alena Dillon


Alena Dillon

Alena Dillon's work has appeared in Slice Magazine, The Rumpus and Seventh Wave, among others. She earned her MFA from Fairfield University. MERCY HOUSE is her debut novel. She lives on the north shore of Boston with her husband, son and their black labrador, Penny.

Books by Alena Dillon

by Alena Dillon - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Inside a century-old row house in Brooklyn, renegade Sister Evelyn and her fellow nuns preside over a safe haven for the abused and abandoned. Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, little daunts Evelyn, until she receives word that Mercy House will be investigated by Bishop Hawkins, a man with whom she shares a dark history. In order to protect everything they’ve built, the nuns must conceal many of their methods, which are forbidden by the Catholic Church. Evelyn will go to great lengths to defend all that she loves. She confronts a gang member, defies the church, challenges her own beliefs and faces her past.