Moira's Crossing

Moira's Crossing

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the lives of sisters Moira and Julia O'Leary from their childhood in 1920s rural Ireland through middle age in New England

McMillan Palgrave
An exquisitely wrought debut novel about sisterhood through three generations in Ireland and America.

It is 1921 in Ireland. When their mother dies in childbirth, Moira and Julia O'Leary are left to rear their infant sister, Ann, while their father, a sheep farmer, despairs. After Ann dies, Moira and Julia depart Cork for Boston, but the painful secret behind Ann's death haunts their new lives and presages the confusion that will come to trouble the next generation.

Moira and Julia have always been strikingly different, but theirs is a mercilessly dependable relationship-Moira's boldness is fortified by Julia's quiet inner purpose, while Julia lives vicariously through her sister's impulsive actions. Moira's Crossing charts their shared journey through marriage, children, and lobstering off the coast of Maine. At once an examination of the troubled intimacy of sisterhood and an inquiry into the meaning of faith, Moira's Crossing is also a story of what we leave behind and who we become because of it.


Blackwell North Amer
It is 1921 in Ireland. When their mother dies in childbirth, Moira and Julia O'Leary are left to rear their infant sister, Ann, while their father, a sheep farmer, despairs. After Ann dies, Moira and Julia depart Cork for Boston, but the painful secret behind Ann's death haunts their new lives and presages the confusion that will come to trouble the next generation.
Moira and Julia have always been strikingly different, but theirs is a mercilessly dependable relationship - Moira's boldness is fortified by Julia's quiet inner purpose, while Julia lives vicariously through her sister's impulsive actions. Moira's Crossing charts their shared journey through marriage, children, and lobstering off the coast of Maine. At once an examination of the troubled intimacy of sisterhood and an inquiry into the meaning of faith, Moira's crossing is also a story of what we leave behind and who we become because of it.

Baker
& Taylor

With the death of their mother, Moira and Julia O'Leary are left to care for their infant sister, Ann, and their alcoholic father, but when Ann dies in their care, the two sisters are separated and grow into adulthood haunted by the truth of her death. A first novel. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780312203474
0312203470
Branch Call Number: FIC Shea
Characteristics: 248 p

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