The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey

The Yellow House

Patricia Falvey
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  • ISBN
    9781599952024 / 1599952025
  • Title The Yellow House
  • Author Patricia Falvey
  • Category Historical Fiction
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2011
  • Pages 350
  • Publisher
    Center Street
  • Imprint Center Street
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 136mm x 27mm x 202mm

Annotation

THE YELLOW HOUSE captures the story of a young woman fighting to reunite her family and reclaim their ancestral home during the war for Irish Independence

Publisher Description

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

Review
“It is rare for a first-time novelist to tackle historical events in as refreshing a manner as Patricia Falvey does in The Yellow House....Falvey controls the story....Take your time reading The Yellow House, you'll be sad to see the last page.”— Irish America, June/July 2010

Author Biography

Patricia Falvey was born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. She was raised in Northern Ireland and England before immigrating alone to the United States at the age of twenty. Over the years she participated in numerous writing seminars and in June of 2007 made the decision to terminate a high-powered business caree to pursue her writing.

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