Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan
A Novel

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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.

 

About Kate Kerrigan

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Kate Kerrigan is the author of two previous novels in the United Kingdom. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two sons.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 371 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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John works the land and fights for Irish independence, but after he's shot and the pair can't afford the surgery to repair his shattered hip, Ellie travels to America, where a friend has found well-paying work as a maid.

May 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Ellis Island: A Novel

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Kerrigan maintains suspense to the very end, providing a satisfying closure through a disappointing epilogue that sums things up instead of taking Ellie all the way through.The author does something like this several times in the novel: connecting sections of intense character insight and experie...

Jun 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Ellis Island: A Novel

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