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The Resource The yellow house : a novel, Patricia Falvey

The yellow house : a novel, Patricia Falvey

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The yellow house : a novel
Title
The yellow house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Falvey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of a fiery young woman fighting to reunite her family and reclaim their ancestral home during the war for Irish Independence"--Provided by publisher
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Review
  • A family's future is in the hands of one very brave young Irishwoman in this accomplished debut set between WWI and the growing violence of the Irish war of independence. Eileen O'Neill inherits a lifetime of struggle and heartbreak when her family is ripped apart by war, disease, mental illness and greed. And if civil war and family strife weren't enough to deal with, Eileen is torn between James Conlon, a passionate Irish nationalist, and Owen Sheridan, a British army officer and the son of a wealthy family. As the war's presence in her life intensifies, Eileen continues to weigh her heart's pull against national pride, family loyalty, class divisions and her own spirit. This novel delivers the best of both worlds: secrets, intrigue and surprising twists will keep readers flipping the pages, while Falvey's insight and poetic writing tugs at the heartstrings of the most cynical audiences. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed September 28, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 39, p41)
  • For eight-year-old Eileen O'Neill, the gatherings of her father's friends to make music in the family's yellow house in Northern Ireland seem an idyllic time. But even in 1905, politics tinge their conversations, revealing distrust between Protestant and Catholic. Illness, betrayal, and violent death soon tear the family apart, but Eileen perseveres with the goal of reclaiming her heritage. Working in a textile mill owned by the wealthy Sheridans, she realizes that few opportunities exist for Catholics to advance. Yet she senses the sympathy of Owen Sheridan, whose unconventional actions dismay his Quaker family, especially after he enlists in the British army. When Eileen joins the underground fight for Irish independence, she is drawn to charismatic leader James Conlon and marries him, a decision that leads to further heartache. VERDICT Although most readers will surmise that religious, class, and political differences will ultimately be overcome to bring Eileen and Owen together, Falvey tells a good story along the way. A host of interesting characters, surprising but plausible plot developments, and deftly incorporated details of the Irish struggle for independence add up to a debut novel sure to please fans of historical romance.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State Univ., Mankato --Kathy Piehl (Reviewed February 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 2, p56)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
334956
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falvey, Patricia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.A49
LC item number
Y46 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Ireland
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Target audience
adult
Label
The yellow house : a novel, Patricia Falvey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9781599952017
Lccn
2008053275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 288377639
  • (OCoLC)288377639
Label
The yellow house : a novel, Patricia Falvey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9781599952017
Lccn
2008053275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 288377639
  • (OCoLC)288377639

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