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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Arc Arrival: The Walking People

The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I received this from Keturah and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt through Shelf Awareness.

About the book: Greta Cahill never believed she would leave her village in the west of Ireland until she found herself on a ship bound for New York, along with her sister Johanna and a boy named Michael Ward. Labeled a "softheaded goose" by her family, Greta discovers that in America she can fall in love, raise her own family, and earn a living. Though she longs to return and show her family what she has made of herself, her decision to spare her children knowledge of a secret in her past forces her to keep her life in New York separate from the life she once loved in Ireland, and tears her apart from the people she is closest to. Even fifty years later, when the Ireland of her memory bears little resemblance to that of present day, she fears that it is still possible to lose all when she discovers that her children—with the best of intentions— have conspired to unite the worlds she’s so carefully kept separate for decades. A beautifully old-fashioned novel, The Walking People is a debut of remarkable range and power. (from Barnes and Noble)

About the author: MARY BETH KEANE attended Barnard College and earned an MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow. She was a winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Prize in 2004 and was a 2005 Pushcart Prize nominee. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son. The Walking People is her first novel.

The Walking People
Publication Date: May 2009
ISBN-13: 9780547126524
416 pages

1 comment:

Darlene said...

I've got this book too. I'm really looking forward to reading it.


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