Academy Street

Academy Street

Book - 2015 | First American edition.
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Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely--a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2015.
©2014
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780374100520
0374100527
Characteristics: 145 pages ; 22 cm
Summary: Tess Lohan is the kind of woman that we meet and fail to notice every day. A single mother. A nurse. A quiet woman, who nonetheless feels things acutely--a woman with tumultuous emotions and few people to share them with. Academy Street follows Tess from her girlhood in western Ireland through her relocation to America and her life there, concluding with a moving reencounter with her Irish family after forty years of exile.

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elleng
Jun 21, 2016

I'm sure this was written with "Brooklyn " in mind. A more modern telling of the Irish girl who immigrates to America. If you like sad books this ones for you. Despite that, I did enjoy the story. As an American I can hardly fathom the lonliness immigrants experience.

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uncommonreader
Oct 07, 2015

This novel depicts the whole life of a quiet, lonely Irish girl who moves to New York City where she becomes a nurse and mother. It is the story of an inner life. Although there are some rough patches in the story-telling, overall the book succeeds.

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