Star of the Sea

O'Connor, Joseph

| 2002

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In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees, some brimming with optimism, many more desperate. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his wife and children, an aspiring novelist, a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home. Each is connected more deeply than they can possibly know. But a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. The twenty-six day journey will see many lives end, others begin afresh. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, ducked responsibilities regretted too late; profound relationships shockingly unearthed where once it seemed there were none. In a spellbinding story of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the...

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Marita Ryen

2013-04-08

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Betyg 3,5. Intressant och bra skriven bok. Tyvärr upplevde jag den lite seg ändå.

Josefine Ejebjörk

2011-07-05

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En spännande, lite annorlunda struktur på berättelsen, man tror man vet vad som ska hända och då händer det, bara för att vika av i sista ögonblicket.

Kjerstin Vogel

2010-03-23

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läsvärt!