The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan

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Random House Children's Books, Aug 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 119 pages
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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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About the author (1997)

Ever since the first grade, Jennifer Armstrong knew that she would become an author. She loved making up stories and sharing them with others. Her family treasured books and this led her to become an avid reader of all types of fiction. It was no surprise when she chose to study English and American Literature at Smith College in Massachusetts.

Armstrong is the author of over 50 books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in
creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, as well as nonfiction.

Armstrong, who grew up outside of New York City, now lives with her husband, Jim Kunstler, and their three dogs in Saratoga Springs, New York. Kunstler is also an author, and he ser

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