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Ellis Island
Ellis Island | Kate Kerrigan
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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, Kerrigans 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.
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Ellis Island | Kate Kerrigan
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Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I find the stories of immigrants during the Ellis Island time period endlessly fascinating. To move to another country with a dollar in your pocket. That‘s courage and hope. I can‘t even imagine.

#IslandintheSun #SongsofSummer

OriginalCyn620 Awesome choice! 6mo
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Ellis Island | Kate Kerrigan
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This is the story of an lrish immigrant coming to New York in the 1920s.
This is a theme l like a lot, departing our homeland, trying to figure ourself out in a new context, finding our place. Unfortunately l don't think this book explored these themes in an involving way.
I could have liked it a lot more than l did.

#ReadingResolutions #TravelTuesday

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