The Latecomers

The Latecomers Set in New England over three generations THE LATECOMERS mixes the world of Colm T ib n s Brooklyn with the sweeping family sagas of Christina Baker Kline In sixteen year old Bridey runs away f

  • Title: The Latecomers
  • Author: Helen Klein Ross
  • ISBN: 0316476862
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set in New England over three generations, THE LATECOMERS mixes the world of Colm T ib n s Brooklyn with the sweeping family sagas of Christina Baker Kline.In 1908, sixteen year old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same age sweetheart Thom But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in Set in New England over three generations, THE LATECOMERS mixes the world of Colm T ib n s Brooklyn with the sweeping family sagas of Christina Baker Kline.In 1908, sixteen year old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same age sweetheart Thom But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in a strange new world.Forced by circumstance to give up the baby for adoption, Bridey finds work as a maid for the Hollingworth family at a lavish, sprawling estate It s the dawn of a new century innovative technologies are emerging, women s roles are changing, and Bridey is emboldened by the promise of a fresh start She cares for the Hollingworth children as if they were her own, until a mysterious death changes Bridey and the household forever For decades, the terrible secrets of Bridey s past continue to haunt the family And in the present day, after a strange blue bottle is found hidden beneath old wallpaper, the youngest Hollingworth makes a connection that finally brings these dark ghost stories into the light.Told in interweaving timelines and rich with detailed history, romance and dark secrets, Helen Klein Ross THE LATECOMERS spans a century of America life and reminds us all that we can never truly leave the past behind Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook

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      Helen s third novel The Latecomers will be published by Little, Brown on November 6, 2018 Told in interweaving timelines, this story spans an American century, bringing steam engines, top hats and suffragettes into brilliant collision with cell phones, 9 11 and ancestry apps.Helen s poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, literary journals and in anthologi Helen s third novel The Latecomers will be published by Little, Brown on November 6, 2018 Told in interweaving timelines, this story spans an American century, bringing steam engines, top hats and suffragettes into brilliant collision with cell phones, 9 11 and ancestry apps.Helen s poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, literary journals and in anthologies, including SHORT, published in 2014 by Persea Books Her first novel, Making It A Novel of Madison Avenue, published in 2013 by Gallery Simon and Schuster, is an e book featuring the first digital epilogue Her bestselling novel What Was Mine, published in 2016, tells the tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby from a shopping cart and gets away with it until the baby turns 21.Helen is also the creator and editor of a poetry anthology, The Traveler s Vade Mecum, from Red Hen Press Over 80 poets including Frank Bidart, David Lehman and Billy Collins wrote to telegram titles from an 1853 compendium that provides a glimpse into habits and social aspects of nineteenth century America Helen lives in New York City and Lakeville, Connecticut where she is on the board of a haven for book lovers Scoville Memorial Library



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    • It s not often I ve picked a book because of its cover, but it s what led me to The Latecomers A family saga, of sorts, it deals with the Hollingsworth family along with their live in maid, Bridey Bridey came over from Ireland as a 16 year old Unfortunate circumstances led to her beau dying on the crossing but not before leaving her pregnant While at a home for unwed mothers, she meets Sarah Hollingworth and is soon working for the family The story is well told and you quickly come to care It s [...]


    • Well, if a book s author doesn t give it five stars, you have to wonder Full disclosure I am the author This book started out in the walls of an old house my husband and I were renovating in a small town in New England The house was built by the governor of Connecticut in 1853 In the library, there s a floor to ceiling bookcase with sliding glass doors The glass is engraved 1860 and I d wonder what conversations took place in that room, as a Civil War was brewing I made up a story based o Well, [...]



    • As I read Helen Klein Ross s new novel, The Latecomers , I was pretty sure of rating it a solid 4 out of 5 stars It was a well written novel about a multi generational family, centered around a house in Wellington, Connecticut The family, the Hollingworths, had wed, bred, and died in the house for years when a young Irish immigrant, Bridey Molloy was hired to work for the family before WW1 Bridey, who had born a son from a pregnancy begun on her passage from Ireland to the United States with As [...]



    • Book addicts will relate to this that wonderful feeling of excitement and expectation as you hold in your hand a 400 page historical novel turn to the front and find an old and complicated Family Tree, and turning to the back you discover a Bibliography which included novels that you have read and loved Bliss But that angel of practicality and experience over your shoulder whispers in your ear Don t get too excited lest you be disappointed Reader I was not disappointed So I began, Hele Book addi [...]


    • The Latecomers by Helen Klein Ross is a multi generational story of an American family and the Irish immigrant with whom they share a secret Ross was inspired by a real 1853 Connecticut house, Holleywood The novel begins in 1908 when Bridey and Thom plan to secretly marry and immigrant to America because of the feud between their Irish families The marriage is delayed and Thom dies of ship fever, leaving a pregnant Bridey to fend for herself in America.Bridey must give her son for adoption an Th [...]


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