Star of the Sea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - 401 pagina's
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for NewYork. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his wife and children, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution.

This journey will see many lives end, others begin anew. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships shockingly revealed. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go.

As urgently contemporary as it is historical, this exciting and compassionate novel builds with the pace of a thriller to a stunning conclusion.
 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

Picked for my reading group and I really didn't think I'd like it. But I did. The writing is very dense and certainly at first I was needing a dictionary at times to look up words. But I was never ... Volledige review lezen

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The Star of the Sea coffin ship leaving Ireland with hundreds of famine refugees along with a few passengers in upper class is the main setting for this story. Lord Meredith along with his wife, Laura ... Volledige review lezen

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The LeaveTaking
1
The Victim
4
The Cause
17
The Hunger
24
The Ordinary Passengers
32
The Visions at Delphi
36
The Subject
43
The Thing Not Said
58
The Schoolmaster
200
The Law
217
The Married Man
222
The Criminals
238
The Unpaid Account
247
The Shipping Reports
261
The Denunciation
266
The Lost Strangers
273

The Map of Ireland
69
The Angels
77
The BalladMaker
85
The Secret
95
The Bequest
107
The StoryTeller
118
The Father and His Son
140
The Power of Dark Things
151
The Suitor
155
The Translator
171
The Thief
175
The HardLuck Man
188
The Prisoner
276
The Guest of Honour
283
From The Blight
311
The Border
320
The Doctor
337
The Warning Beacons
343
The Anchorage
347
The Murder
355
The Discovery
367
From A Miscellany of the Ancient Songs of Ireland
372
The Haunted Man
375

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Over de auteur (2004)

Joseph O'Connor is the author of several widely acclaimed novels, including Cowboys & Indians, Desperadoes, and The Salesman. He has also written criticism, plays, and screenplays, and edited Yeats Is Dead! He lives in Dublin.

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