Clare Keane is fourteen years old when her mother dies of pneumonia in the tenement room they share in turn-of-the-century Cork, Ireland. Left with two younger brothers, her closest family thousands of miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota, Clare begins a dangerous journey that takes her from Cork through the port of Queenstown to Ellis Island, New York, and finally St. Paul.
Rich in historical detail, Clare allows the reader to live the sights, sounds, and smells of a 1906 journey of immigration.
Here's what reviewers are saying:
"You know that you have read a great story when you can't quit thinking about the characters, and that's just how it was for me. The Keane siblings wormed their way into my heart, and I found myself wanting to reach out and help them. . . . I am certainly holding out hopes that perhaps the author will write a sequel to this one."
Brenda C. for ReadersFavorite.com
"A must read for all whose grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members were part of the immigration experience in this country."
Laura, Amazon.com review
"I enjoyed this book so much I purchased it for my daughter. It expressed the trials and life of what most likely her great, great grandparents might have somehow experienced as immigrants coming to this country. Even if your family was not from Ireland, Clare is a universal story so worth reading and sharing with the younger generation."
Gloria Richards, Amazon.com review
- Alcuin Communications, LLC, May 2011
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