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Videos of Past Events
Alena Dillon in Conversation with Alison McGhee
A great discussion between Alena Dillon and Alison McGhee about Alena's book, Mercy House, which is in development as a CBS All Access TV series. This event was originally recorded on November 12th, 2020 and hosted by Belmont Books.
Weller Book Works Virtual Event: Alena Dillon in Conversation with Margo Orlando Littell
This event with two authors chatting about their novels was originally livestreamed on November 30th, 2020.
Newburyport Literary Festival, Mercy House: A Novel
Author Alena Dillon discusses her novel, Mercy House, called “the book we’ve all been waiting for,” by Amy Schumer and a “stirring, fiery debut” by Publishers Weekly. This novel tells the story of Sister Evelyn, a gruff 69-year-old nun who is investigated by the Vatican for breaking church doctrine at her Brooklyn women’s shelter. Evelyn will do anything to protect the residents under her care: confront a gang member, challenge her own beliefs, and even face a bishop with whom she shares a dark history. This story is based on the real Apostolic Visitation conducted in 2010.