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Dennis Lehane taps his Boston roots for novel 'Small Mercies'

Dennis Lehane is the author of "Small Mercies." (Courtesy the publishers; photo by BYC Photography)
Dennis Lehane is the author of "Small Mercies." (Courtesy the publishers; photo by BYC Photography)

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Author Dennis Lehane‘s vivid recollections of growing up in Boston during the busing desegregation crisis in the mid-1970s inspired his 2023 novel “Small Mercies.”

The book is out in paperback this week. We revisit host Tiziana Dearing’s conversation with Lehane, which aired last July.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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