Star of the Sea

Star of the Sea

A Novel

Book - 2002
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In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more are desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and children, and a killer is 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 are shockingly discovered. 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 gripping and compassionate novel builds with the pace of a thriller to a stunning conclusion.
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt : 2002
ISBN: 9780151009084
Branch Call Number: FIC OCon
Characteristics: 386p


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Feb 14, 2017

Found it hard to follow the characters and even the timeline

Aug 21, 2015

Wish this were ebook, as I enjoyed it years ago & can't do small print anymore.

Mar 13, 2008

Intriguing story set around a cast of characters heading from Ireland to America during the potato famine. It describes their history and interrelations. The potato famine is described in great detail. Creatively written. Unique presentation.

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