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Crossing Highbridge: A Memoir of Irish America
An evocotive tale of coming to womanhood in the disorienting 1960s-a girl in the world of nuns and the Holy Ghost-but on a deeper level, this is a story of a woman who has suffered unimaglnable loss and attempts to make sense of that loss by re-imagining her past and her own Irish-American heritage. The first in her family born in the United States, Maureen grew up the Bro ...more
Hardcover, 149 pages
Published April 30th 2001 by Syracuse University Press
(first published April 2001)
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The writing is beautiful, though a bit lofty and formal at times. Words like "Alas" and "Oh!" crop up in the narrative. There's very little dialogue. The pace is slow and there's not much in the way of "scene" to move the book along. There's more rumination than action, but I sense that's deliberate.