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The Storm at the Door

Rating: 4 out of 5.

28-year-old Merrill’s novel is based on the story of his grandparents’ marriage.


His grandfather, Frederick, ended up in Boston’s premiere mental hospital while his grandmother Katharine kept the show on the road in the family home in New Hampshire.

This ambitious and beautiful debut that deals with the emotive topic of Alzheimer’s disease is made all the more poignant by the author’s personal connection.


Merrill is a writer to watch, I would 100% read more of his work.

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