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Star of the Sea
by Joseph O'Connor


Overview - In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for NewYork. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his wife and children, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for NewYork. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his wife and children, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution.

This journey will see many lives end, others begin anew. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships shockingly revealed. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go.

As urgently contemporary as it is historical, this exciting and compassionate novel builds with the pace of a thriller to a stunning conclusion.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780156029667
  • ISBN-10: 0156029669
  • Publisher: Harvest Books
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 401
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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Star of the Sea

This sprawling historical novel tells the story of the passengers onboard the Star of the Sea , a ship sailing from Ireland to New York during the brutal winter of 1847. Fleeing the potato famine in Ireland, hundreds of starving refugees crowd the vessel hoping for better lives in America. The unforgettable cast of characters includes Lord Merridith and his family, their nanny Mary—a former prostitute with a dark past—and American journalist Grantley Dixon, who has an affair with Lady Merridith. The novel is shaped as a work of reportage executed by Dixon, and it's presented newspaper-style, with interviews from passengers and crew members. O'Connor's eye for detail and knowledge of the period make this a wonderfully realistic account of immigrants caught between the past and the present. A reading group guide is included in the book.

 
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