A NovelBook - 2009
"One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature" ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.
Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.
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Eilis Lacey leaves her family behind in Ireland to seek work and a new future in 1950s New York City. When a tragedy occurs back home, she must decide between her new life and her old.
CRRLAdults Apr 27, 2016
Ellis Lacey is torn between her love for her native Ireland, and the rosy future that seems to be on offer in 1950s America.
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