Join Book Club Girl on Air on May 21st at 5 PM EST for a live chat with debut author Hazel Gaynor! Take a step back in time and join us as we journey back to the age of the Titanic with The Girl Who Came Home! If you haven't picked up a copy yet, start reading here.
A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman. . . .
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. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again.
Chicago, 1982 . . .
Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanicthat she's harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
We have 10 copies of The Girl Who Came Home to give to 10 people who comment that they can participate in our show on Wednesday, May 21st at 5 PM EST. We'll pick 10 random commenters from anyone who posts by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 27th.
We look forward to hearing from you during our live book chat discussion on May 21st! Send in questions during the live show via the chat function (be sure to register on the site beforehand - choose the free option) or you can call in and ask her a question directly by dialing 347-945-6149. If you can’t join us, post your question in the comments section below, and we’ll ask Hazel on air.
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