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A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman . . .
Ireland, 1912 . . .
Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage who survives. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that terrible night ever again.
Chicago, 1982 . . .
Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her Great Nana Maggie shares the painful secret she harbored for almost a lifetime about the Titanic, the revelation gives Grace new direction—and leads her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy’s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.
Read the story behind The Girl Who Came Home here.
Praise for The Girl Who Came Home
“The Girl Who Came Home follows on the centenary remembrance of the Titanic in 2012. Is the world ready for yet another account of this tragedy? With this novel, the answer is a resounding yes.” — New York Journal of Books
“Readers will enjoy this lovely, heartfelt story.” — RT Book Reviews
“A phenomenal book that is a must read!” — Examiner.com
“… a riveting novel.” — USA Today
“A beautifully imagined novel rich in historic detail and with authentic, engaging characters – I loved this book. Hazel Gaynor is an exciting new voice in historical fiction.” — Kate Kerrigan, author of Ellis Island and City of Hope