The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy’s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a... show more
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy’s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the lucky few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Publish date: 2014-04-01
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
The Titanic setting got the book into my reader. This is actually a story that goes back in forth in time - in 1912 with young Maggie on the ship, and 1982 with Maggie's great-granddaughter learning the story and using it to get on with her life. I have to admit I was more interested in the 1912 pas...
Let me begin by saying that I’ve read quite a lot of books and articles on Titanic. I’ve seen ‘the’ movie several times and watched various documentaries. I’m always on the lookout for something new or different. I liked that this book was presented from the perspective of a third-class steerage pas...
Maggie Murphy along with 13 friends and neighbours left their homes in Ballysheen, Ireland to start a new and hopefully better life in America. They were sailing on the Titanic. Everyone is familiar with the history of the ship (so no spoiler alert necessary), when the ship went down only two of t...
By Hazel Gaynor ISBN-13: 9780062316868 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 4/1/2014 Pages: 384 My Rating: 3 Stars The GIRL WHO CAME HOME is a story about the Titanic with the main character, Maggie, a seventeen year old woman leaving her sweetheart behind in Ireland to travel to...
With “The Girl Who Came Home,” Hazel Gaynortakes readers on an incredible journey through time, exploring how the effectsof one tragic event reverberates for generations. As a seventeen-year-old girl,Maggie Murphy leaves her home of Ballysheen, Ireland with thirteen others fromher village to travel ...