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Author Guadagnino, Gina Marie, 1982- author.

Title The parting glass / Gina Marie Guadagnino.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    GUADAGNINO,GIN    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC GUADAGNINO,G    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Fiction    FIC GUADAGNINO,G    Available
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Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 310 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-310).
Summary Vividly recreates the class and ethnic conflicts of early-19th-century New York City. In the 1830s, Maire O'Farren and her brother, Seanin, flee Ireland's poverty and political strife for a better life in America. Because of hostility to immigrants, Maire changes her name to Mary Ballard and assumes a British accent to secure a job as lady's maid to the rich and beautiful Charlotte Walden. Seanin, now calling himself Johnny Prior, gets a position in the Walden family's stables so he can stay close to Mary. When Seanin falls for Charlotte, Mary facilitates their trysts even though she's also in love with Charlotte. Liddie, a black prostitute who frequents the Hibernian, an Irish bar, provides sensual comfort to soothe Mary's heartache and the two embark on an affair. Charlotte's commitment to Johnny is tested when her mother forces her to choose an appropriate husband. As Charlotte struggles with life-changing decisions, Mary learns the secret of the connection between her brother and what really goes on at the Hibernian.
Subject Social classes -- Fiction.
Irish -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781501198410 (hardcover) $26.00
1501198416 : $26.00
9781501198427 (pbk.)

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