May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy audiobook

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You: A Novel

By Peter Troy
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Blackstone Publishing 9780385534482
16.27 Hours Unabridged
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Fourunique voices, two parallel love stories, one sweeping novel rich in the historyof nineteenth-century America. This remarkable debut draws from the greatthemes of literature—famine, war, love, and family—as it introduces fourunforgettable characters. EthanMcOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the FivePoints at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to jointhe famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella,a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionateabolitionist. Maryand Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connectionand embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. Allfour lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide.Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds ofthe characters and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, thisunforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith inlife’s great meaning amidst its various tangles.

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Summary

Summary

Fourunique voices, two parallel love stories, one sweeping novel rich in the historyof nineteenth-century America. This remarkable debut draws from the greatthemes of literature—famine, war, love, and family—as it introduces fourunforgettable characters.

EthanMcOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the FivePoints at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to jointhe famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer.

Marcella,a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionateabolitionist.

Maryand Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connectionand embark on a tumultuous path to freedom.

Allfour lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide.Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds ofthe characters and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, thisunforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith inlife’s great meaning amidst its various tangles.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Finding ambition in a first novel is not a rare thing, but to find it fulfilled as thoroughly as it is in May the Road Rise Up to Meet You is indeed something special.” Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
“The depth of Troy’s characters offers compelling insights into the Civil War era.” Publishers Weekly
“Debut novelist Troy spins a sprawling mid-nineteenth-century novel, tightly interweaving four separate narrative strands into a vivid tapestry of Civil War–era America…Troy does an adept job of imbuing each character with a distinctive voice and point-of-view, keeping the story line flowing while providing a panoramic overview of a significant juncture in history.” Booklist
“Beautifully told, Troy has given us a story that will be with me for many years to come.” Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South
“A wonderful family saga of poignant history, thrilling action, and romance.” Edward Rutherfurd, author of The Rebels of Ireland

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Troy

Author Bio: Peter Troy

Peter Troy is a former journalist and high school history teacher. He lives in New York State, where he is at work on his next novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 16.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English