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Ellis Island: A Novel
by Kate Kerrigan

Published: 2011-06-28
Paperback : 368 pages
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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 ...

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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, Kerrigan’s 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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Kate Kerrigan's Website
by susanbonnet (see profile) 04/19/12
Kate has recipes of cakes and different things directly from Ireland. Her blog is also interesting.

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by mrstodd (see profile) 11/08/19

 
  "Ellis Island"by bbb513 (see profile) 03/13/14

This book generated lengthy discussion, particularly about about the experience of being an immigrant then and today. We liked the characters because they were believable.

 
  "A Gentle Read"by MichelleJMcIntyre (see profile) 01/02/13

The main character is a strong woman and the story is historically significant. I enjoyed it.

 
  "Wonderfully Written"by susanbonnet (see profile) 04/19/12

We really enjoyed this book. We enjoyed the author's descriptive style and the interplay of characters. It left us wondering what happened to everyone and wishing it would be made into a movie. It made... (read more)

 
  "Irish American Love Story"by lollygil (see profile) 03/30/12

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