Michael O'Halloran

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - Fiction - 560 pages
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Michael O’Halloran chronicles the adventures of an orphaned newspaper boy in his “hand-to-hand scuffle” with life in a midwestern metropolis. Young Mickey O’Halloran lives alone in a tenement in Multiopolis until he stumbles upon another orphan, a crippled little girl named Lily Peaches. Mickey takes her under his wing, determined to make a home in face of their poverty. They touch the lives of various men and women of the city, whose own values are strengthened through the example of these two plucky children. Gene Stratton-Porter’s faith in the healing power of nature is also apparent, In a lovingly depicted tamarack swamp set near the city.
The story of Mickey and Lily resonates into our when age, when definitions of “home” and “family” continue to fuel public and political discussion.
 

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Originally published in the early 1900s, this volume tells the story of the title character, a plucky orphan growing up in a Midwestern metropolis. O'Halloran's existence is dismal until he meets ... Read full review

Contents

HAPPY HOME IN SUNRISE ALLEY
3
n MOCCASINS AND LADY SLIPPERS
26
in S O S 45
67
BEARER OF MORNING
73
LITTLE BROTHER
100
THE SONG OF A BIRD
128
PEACHES PREFERENCE IN BLESSINGS
153
VIH BIG BROTHER
178
FEMININE REASONING
293
A SAFE PROPOSITION
317
AN ORPHANS HOME
339
A PARTICULAR Nix
360
THE FINGERS IN THE PIE
388
xvn INITIATIONS IN AN ANCIENT AND HONOURABLE BROTHERHOOD
424
xvin MALCOLM AND THE HERMIT THRUSH
465
XK ESTABLISHING PROTECTORATES
492

JAMES JR AND MALCOLM
209
THE WHEEL OF LIFE
230
THE ADVENT OF NANCY AND PETER
260
MICKEYS MIRACLE
524
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Gene Stratton-Porter (1863--1924) was born on a farm in Indiana. She later lived in a cabin adjoining the Limberlost Swamp, immortalized in her best-selling A Girl of the Limberlost. In 1923 she moved to California for her health, but was killed in an automobile accident in 1924. Other Stratton-Porter novels reissued by Indiana University Press include Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, and The Keeper of the Bees.

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