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The Resource Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan

Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan

Label
Ellis Island
Title
Ellis Island
Statement of responsibility
Kate Kerrigan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1920s New York, a young Irish woman must choose between her new life and her husband back home in Ireland"--
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Review
  • Ellie Flaherty falls in love with John Hogan when she’s 8 and he’s 10. An only child in a loveless family living near Kilmoy, Ireland, Ellie treasures the warmth of John’s home. When at 18 she gives up her planned religious vocation to marry, Ellie is shunned by her parents but sustained by John’s love as they eke out a living on his farm. But when conflict arises between Britain and Ireland, John joins the IRA and is wounded, needing an operation to walk again. Ellie’s best solution is to go to America in 1920 to earn the money they need. Starting as a socialite’s maid, she trains as a typist and comes to enjoy the comforts and excitement of life in New York. When John won’t leave his beloved Ireland, she must choose between the freedom and luxury of America, where a man from a moneyed family falls in love with her, and the still-primitive conditions on the farm of the husband she still loves after three years of separation. A brisk and pleasant diversion. -- Leber, Michele (Reviewed 07-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 21, p39)
  • In her stateside debut, Kerrigan tells a familiar tale of an independent-minded woman born before her time. Childhood friends in early 20th-century Ireland, Ellie Hogan and John fall in love as teenagers, marry, and live happily in near-poverty in a rundown cottage. 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. Ellie promises John she'll be gone only be until she can send enough money to pay for his surgery, but once in America gets caught up in all New York has to offer and works her way up to an even better-paying job as a typist. And then there's the handsome and wealthy Charles Irvington, whose interest in Ellie forces an age-old choice. Kerrigan is excellent at evoking both rustic Ireland and 20th-century New York, and while the predictability and saccharine nature of the plot is disappointing, the atmosphere may be just enough to win readers over. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 9, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 19, p)
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10008119
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Kerrigan, Kate
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.E78
LC item number
E45 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ellis Island novels (Kate Kerrigan)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Marriage
  • Irish
  • Ireland
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Ireland
Label
Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
823347
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper paperback.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780062071538
Lccn
2011005984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062071538
Label
Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
823347
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper paperback.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780062071538
Lccn
2011005984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062071538

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