May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

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Anchor Books, Nov 13, 2012 - Fiction - 494 pages
13 Reviews

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, May the Road Rise Up to Meet You is a story of four unforgettable characters who, together, illuminate the quintessential American experience.

Ethan McOwen survived the worst of the Irish Famine and made the treacherous crossing to America, but his endurance is tested by the rough neighborhoods of New York until he discovers a passion for photography; Marcella Arroyo arrives from Spain a high-spirited society girl but defies her father to become a devoted abolitionist; and slaves Mary and Micah plot a clandestine escape on a cold Christmas Eve in the hopes of finding a better future. When war brings them all together, it will dramatically change the course of their individual lives.

 

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Review: May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy lacked several key aspects to make the novel enjoyable for me. First, the novel introduces four main characters which are all in different scenarios ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Doyle - Goodreads

"She's nawt shore how she's feelin' 'bout this book." That's my poor attempt to emulate Peter Troy's idiosyncratic writing style. Actually I'm feeling kind of so-so about this book. It's hard to get ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
41
Section 4
69
Section 5
94
Section 6
165
Section 7
200
Section 8
235
Section 10
312
Section 11
336
Section 12
379
Section 13
415
Section 14
456
Section 15
480
Section 16
493
Copyright

Section 9
261

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About the author (2012)

PETER TROY is a former journalist and high school history teacher. He lives in New York State, where he is at work on his next novel.

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