So far from home: the diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish mill girl

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Scholastic, 1997 - Diaries - 170 pages
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In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.

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User Review  - t1bclasslibrary - LibraryThing

This is a book in diary format about an Irish immigrant girl during the potato famine in Ireland. Her world in Ireland falls apart, and life at the factory is not pleasant. She survives the boat to ... Read full review

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I liked it. Very interesting. It was also very sad. :( Read full review


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