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The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic (P.S.)
by Hazel Gaynor

Published: 2014-04-01
Paperback : 362 pages
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Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel 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 ...

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Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel 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.

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by Carolynr (see profile) 08/28/18

 
  "An Inspiring Read of Courage and Fortitude"by nbaker (see profile) 02/20/17

What a beautiful story of courage and fortitude. Maggie was 17 and traveling with 13 friends and relatives from their Ireland homeland to experience an adventure and a life of promise and op... (read more)

 
by pattea25 (see profile) 11/12/15

 
  "The Girl Who Came Home"by haztes (see profile) 08/06/14

If you like stories about the Titanic this is a good read. It was interesting and Hazel Gaynor paints a vivid picture.

 
by suel93 (see profile) 07/31/14

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