The Girl Who Came Home

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‘A beautifully imagined novel rich in historical detail . . . Hazel Gaynor is an exciting new voice in historical fiction’ KATE KERRIGAN

Ireland, 1912. Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind.

Chicago, 1982. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction – and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.

Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants abord the Titanic, and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.

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