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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy
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Mar 23, 2012

it was amazing
Read in March, 2012

In his riveting epic novel, "May The Road Rise Up to Meet You", Peter Troy depicts the storm clouds gathering over America leading up to the Civil War. He weaves an irresistible narrative involving four characters whose disparate lives encompass both the Irish famine, which provoked the great migration to America, and the abusive slave system of the South. The author masterfully interweaves their separate tales until they converge in a fully realized climax. This novel has it all: pulsating action and romance, a rich tapestry of characters, and a theme as big as the American dream itself. It is a "Gone With The Wind" in scope but more real and more resonant.

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