Redemption Falls

Redemption Falls

Book - 2007
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1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney is searching for a young boy she has not seen in four years, one of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war. His fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary. It's a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a haunted Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Cole McLaurenson, runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet and the mercurial revolutionary James Con O?Keeffe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now Governor of a western wilderness where nothing is as it seems. Redemption Falls is a tale of war and forgiveness, of strangers in a strange land, of love put to the ultimate test. Packed with music, balladry, poetry and storytelling, this is a riveting historical novel of urgent contemporary resonance, from the author of the internationally best-selling Star of the Sea.
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2007.
ISBN: 9780436206290
Branch Call Number: OCO
Characteristics: 457 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Mar 29, 2015

Excellent writer. Wish SPL had Star of the Sea & this one as e book. At least people of all vision ability could read his work.

Mar 11, 2008

Wonderful and substantial book. The writing is creative and the approach very detailed. I didn't find the book easy to read, but it is certainly worthwhile. This is a sequel to "Star of the Sea". However, the two books are not connected apart from style and the Irish background of the characters.

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