So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (Dear America)

by Barry Denenberg

Hardcover, 1997


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J DA 1847 MA


New York : Scholastic, 1997.


In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
This is a book in diary format about an Irish immigrant girl during the potato famine in Ireland. Her world in Ireland falls apart, and life at the factory is not pleasant. She survives the boat to America unlike many of her fellow immigrants, but finds more deaths in America. A very interesting
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look at the dark side of immigration.
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LibraryThing member jrakeandlola
I think this book is sad and it was really sad on the part when Alice was blind
LibraryThing member SabrinaCeline
I liked it. Very interesting. It was also very sad. :(


Physical description

170 p.; 20 cm


043955506X / 9780439555067



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