Ellis Island

Ellis Island

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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"A standout novel....A rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment."
--Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned

Already a hit in the United Kingdom, Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan is both a poignant love story and a lyrical, evocative depiction of the immigrant experience in early 20th century America. Set in the 1920s, Kerrigan's novel tells of a young Irish woman who must choose between her new life in New York City and her husband back home in Ireland, brilliantly capturing these two vastly different worlds in the process. Readers of historical fiction, as well as fans of the novels of Frank Delany and other Irish themed works, will adore their time spent on Ellis Island.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011.
ISBN: 9780062071538
Branch Call Number: FICTION KER
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 21 cm.

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May 28, 2018

Living as we do, taking electricity, running water, buying food in grocery stores, having a car, makes reading this book so much more meaningful. This novel takes place starting in 1920 rural Ireland where most people are living hand to mouth. A girl gets a chance to go to New York and escape non-loving parents, regimented lifestyle, to help her new husband get an operation that will hopefully allow him to walk again- what all can happen both to those left behind and to the adventuress?
I could hardly put the book down, highly recommend

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Jun 04, 2014

enjoyed is book, nice period piece, easy read

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