The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan
In a rich tapestry of dreams, legend, and the pivotal events of the American
Civil War, this haunting novel portrays a family of Irish immigrants fighting
to find its identity in the New World while a nation struggles to be born anew
out of the carnage of war. In a starred review, "Publishers Weekly"
called it "a finely wrought historical novel...remarkable for its artistry and
the lingering musicality of its language."
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Review: The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan (Becoming Mary Mehan #1)User Review - Renae - Goodreads
This was hard to wrap my head around, but it pulled together near the end. There is some lovely writing here. Blending of the dance of life with the dance of battle. It might bear up under a second reading... Read full review
Review: The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan (Becoming Mary Mehan #1)User Review - Catherine Mustread - Goodreads
Grades 6+. Mairhe, who lives in an Irish slum in Washington DC in the 1860s, struggles to come to grips with the impact of theCivil War after her brother joins the Union army and her father gives away all their belongings in hopes of going back to Ireland. Read full review