Michael O'Halloran

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - Fiction - 560 pages
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Young Mickey O'Halloran lives alone in a tenement in Multiopolis until he stumbles upon another orphan, 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.
 

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

The story of an inner-city youth who has a never-say-die personality and the wisdom of a 90 year old who has observed people carefully all his life. Mickey finds a young and crippled orphan and ... Read full review

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

First read a copy of my mother's as a teenager. Fascinating look at slum life at the turn of the last century. Has a sort of "Horatio Alger" feel as sweet newsie Michael finds his way to a better life. Found this copy at a garage sale and couldn't believe my eyes! 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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