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The Walking People (2009)

by Mary Beth Keane(Favorite Author)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 4
0547126522 (ISBN13: 9780547126524)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
review 1: Having Irish ancestry in my roots, I really enjoyed reading and learning about this Irish "Country" family and "Travelers." I enjoyed following the life path of Greta, her sister Johanna and their family. The visual imagery of Ireland, the stream behind their house, the cottage and their adventures gave life to the story. I felt that the prologue at the beginning of the novel was misplaced and not needed. The prologue should just have been placed in the correct chronological sequence of the novel.
review 2: The Walking People may become one of my top 5 all-time favorite books. Even as I write this, I am not sure how to articulate the reasons why I loved this book so much. I was sucked in at the Prologue. I was shocked that every 60-80 pages something would
... morehappen that I simply did not expect. I was impressed by the believability of the relationships and the amount of research that must have gone into this book regarding Ireland, the Irish workers in New York, and the evolution of technology. Definitely mark this as your must-read book! less
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Really enjoyed this read about Ireland and immigrants to America.
One of my favorite books of all time!
About gypsys and immigrants
Well written.
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