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The Letter Home

Rachael English

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A rich, heartbreaking novel, moving between west of Ireland and Boston, of a mother's love, a baby girl, a courageous voyage, and a forgotten story that binds two families separated by an ocean...

The Number One bestsellerINSPIRED BY TRUE FAMINE-TIME EVENTS, THE LETTER HOME INTERWEAVES THE LIVES OF THREE REMARKABLE WOMEN, ACROSS TIME AND TIDES, IN AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY OF THE HEART.When journalist Jessie Daly loses everything she holds dear, she travels home to Ireland's west coast, and helps an old friend researching life during the famine. Jessie becomes drawn into the heartbreaking story of a brave young mother, Bridget Moloney, and her daughter, Norah.On the other side of the ocean, in Boston, Kaitlin Wilson is researching her family tree. She unearths a fascinating story, but her research forces her to confront uncomfortable truths about the past, as she uncovers an unexpected connection to Ireland in famine times.Generations before, in the small townland of Boherbreen, a young mother faced a heart-wrenching choice: to watch her baby girl perish with hunger, or to start out for a new life in America, alone, in order to protect the one she loves most - leaving behind only a letter.The Letter Home is the gripping and unforgettable new novel from a beloved Irish storyteller.

Paperback / softback
Hachette Books Ireland
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232mm x 154mm x 38mm
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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RRP: £13.99

Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9781529380712

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