May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 13, 2012 - Fiction - 494 pages
29 Reviews

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You is a story of four unforgettable characters who, together, illuminate the quintessential American experience.

Ethan McOwen survived the worst of the Irish Famine and made the treacherous crossing to America, but his endurance is tested by the rough neighborhoods of New York until he discovers a passion for photography; Marcella Arroyo arrives from Spain a high-spirited society girl but defies her father to become a devoted abolitionist; and slaves Mary and Micah plot a clandestine escape on a cold Christmas Eve in the hopes of finding a better future. When war brings them all together, it will dramatically change the course of their individual lives.

  

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It's a love story and a war story. - Goodreads
The writing was superb, the story nearly perfect. - Goodreads
The writing is poetically beautiful. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tara Carpenter - Goodreads

The Civil War period is something I have stayed away from before - it just makes me sad. Slavery & fighting within our country are not exactly uplifting. I usually stick to WWI but this book may have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth Kiesel - Goodreads

This was a thoroughly engaging, epic saga spanning a single generation of four people whose lives parallel each other in some ways, and eventually come together in a satisfying ending. I loved the way ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
41
Section 4
69
Section 5
94
Section 6
165
Section 7
200
Section 8
235
Section 10
312
Section 11
336
Section 12
379
Section 13
415
Section 14
456
Section 15
480
Section 16
493
Copyright

Section 9
261

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About the author (2012)

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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