The Girl Who Came Home

A Novel of the Titanic

Gaynor, Hazel

(eBook - 2014)
The Girl Who Came Home
Ireland, 1912, Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again. Chicago, 1982, Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she's harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction, and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow & Co,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 0062316877
Characteristics: 1 online resource (362, 12 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jan 16, 2015
  • occy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a lovely but tragic story based on 14 Irish immigrants, all from the same village, who were immigrating to America from Ireland with great hopes and dreams. Fact mingled with fiction made for a very enjoyable read.

Dec 22, 2014
  • TheresaAJ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hazel Gaynor has added an excellent work to the canon of Titanic fiction. Her story focuses on Maggie Murphy, an Irish girl and steerage passenger, who survives the fatal voyage. Switching between 1912 and 1982, Gaynor details the repercussions that a single event can have on many lives and generations. This novel is based on the Addergoole Fourteen, a group of Irish emigrants who left County Mayo to travel to relatives in America. There's more than one twist along the way in this historical fiction.

Excellent historical fiction.


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