Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780062071538, 356pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
A standout novel .A rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment. Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned
Already a hit in the United Kingdom, Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan is both a poignant love story and a lyrical, evocative depiction of the immigrant experience in early 20th century America. Set in the 1920s, Kerrigan's novel tells of a young Irish woman who must choose between her new life in New York City and her husband back home in Ireland, brilliantly capturing these two vastly different worlds in the process. Readers of historical fiction, as well as fans of the novels of Frank Delany and other Irish themed works, will adore their time spent on Ellis Island.
“Kerrigan is excellent at evoking both rustic Ireland and 20th-century New York.”
“Brisk and pleasant.”
“Kate Kerrigan’s Ellis Island is a standout novel that vividly brings alive the very different worlds of New York and Ireland in the 1920s. A love story shot through with a perfect sense of the period, it is a rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment.”
-Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned
“Kerrigan is a lovely writer and her book breaks from the traditional mould.”
-Sunday Tribune (Ireland)
“This story is written with so much heart, its beat is palpable in every word on every page.”
-Cecelia Ahern on Recipes for a Perfect Marriage