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Star of the Sea - Joseph O'Connor
Star of the Sea
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In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more are desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and... show more
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more are desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and children, and a killer is 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 are shockingly discovered. 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 gripping and compassionate novel builds with the pace of a thriller to a stunning conclusion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151009084 (0151009082)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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modusa
modusa rated it
4.0 Star of the Sea
the novel is set in a dark time for ireland, in 1847, during the potato famine that starved a million people, and set a further million to seek out new homes outside their native land. the main narrative is a book within a book, which further synthesizes other accounts from a variety of sources (lik...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
5.0
The second time I read this book. And I have to say, this is a story that definitely improves upon rereading it.
Dem
Dem rated it
5.0 Star of the Sea
Every now and then a book comes along that I feel passionate about and Joseph O Connor's Star of the Sea is one of those books that tells the harrowing and tragic story of the Irish Potato famine of 1840's Ireland and the voyage of the coffin Ship Star of The Sea to America.I had read this book in ...
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