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The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey
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May 11, 12

Read in May, 2012

Beautiful, 18-year-old Sheila McGee works in a linen mill in Northern Ireland where she lives with her manic mother, her drunken uncle and sanctimonious aunt. Her only desire in life is to flee the country as soon as humanly possible. World War II breaks out and everything changes for her, most importantly her own character and values. While the story is set in a dreary Irish mill town controlled by the British Crown and occupied by some pretty horrible characters, the landscape is beautiful and Sheila's story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.
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message 2: by Ruth (new)

Ruth What a well written review. The book publisher should hire you.


Anita Johnson Thanks -- you're a good teacher!


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