Cynthia G. Neale

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Cynthia Neale is an American with Irish ancestry and an Irish set dancer who loves to travel to Ireland and experience its beauty and haunting mystery. She has long possessed a deep interest in the tragedies and triumphs of the Irish during the Famine. She grew up in Watkins Glen, New York and now lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. The Irish Dresser is her first novel, and the sequel, Hope in New York City, has been available since early 2008.

'NORAH, The Making of An Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York' is being released by Lucky Press LLC on March 1, 2011. It is an adult novel that continues the story of Norah McCabe in New York City. Scant historical attention has narrowly defined the Irish immigrant woman. A
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Such honesty, in the voice of a gifted storyteller, enlightening, hopeful, makes me shake my head in agreement. Thank you for this lovely piece, Cynthia.

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Hope in New York City, The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser (Children's Books)
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Description: This sequel continues the saga of Nora McCabe and her family now dwelling in New York City where they encounter poverty and racism as Irish Catholics and immigrants. Injustice and violence are a matter of course in this mysterious and alluring city filled with strange languages. Desperately homesick, Nora vows to save money and return to her homeland of Ireland. Meanwhile, she becomes a newsboy, meets Walt Whitman, visits Barnum's Museum, meets new friends, and experiences an adventure. After purchasing a ticket to return to Ireland, the Astor Opera House Riot of 1849 occurs and her father disappears. Will Nora return to Ireland? Or can she stay and maintain her spirit while finding the true meaning of home?
The Irish Dresser, A Story of Hope during The Great Hunger (Children's Books)
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Description: During the Irish Famine from 1845 to 1850 over a million people perished due to hunger and fever. Thousands of ships brought more than two million Irish people to North America in search of food. The Irish Dresser is the saga of the McCabe family who struggle to survive during this difficult time. When thirteen-year-old Nora McCabe crawls into the old dresser that sits next to the hearth holding a few pieces of her mother s china, she dreams of luscious cakes and fairies as hunger pains grip her. It is in the dresser that Nora finds hope when her father declares they must leave their beloved Ireland for America. Hidden in the dresser aboard the ship traveling to a new land, Nora lives an adventure that transforms her life and turns hope into a reality.
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