May The Road Rise Up To Meet You (Press Large Print Superior Collection)

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A tapestry of nineteenth-century America follows the lives of four individuals--Ethan McOwen, an Irish immigrant and war photographer; Marcella, an abolitionist from Spain; and Mary and Micah, slaves of varying circumstances.

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PETER TROY is a former journalist and high school history teacher. He lives in New York State, where he is at work on his next novel.

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Praise for "MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO MEET YOU"
"This big tale takes us from the world of the Irish Famine to the American Civil War--a wonderful family saga of poignant history, thrilling action, and romance. But what I like best of all is the way Peter Troy writes it: This book is rich, it's warm, it's got heart and it's got guts. I highly recommend it."
--Edward Rutherfurd, "New York Times" bestselling author of "New York: The Novel "and "The Rebels of Ireland"
"Peter Troy weaves an epic tale of triumph and sorrow in the years before and during the war around the lives and voices of four individuals struggling to survive a world packed with noble hopes and chaotic events. Through the lives of Ethan, Marcella, Mary, and Micah, Troy reminds us again and again why the American Civil War remains the single most important moment in our history. Beautifully told, Troy has given us a story that will be with me for many years to come."
--Robert Hicks, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Widow of the South "and "A Separate Country"
""May the Road Rise Up to Meet You" is a generous and sweeping Civil War saga about Southern slaves and newly arrived immigrants linked by a shared desire for abolition and freedom. Ranging from the clawing hunger of the Irish Famine to the abusive captivity of South Carolina, from rough-and-tumble Five Points to the genteel streets of Richmond, Virginia, this affecting and moving tale links disparate lives of impressive integrity, suffering and triumph, and yields a deeply personal portrait of the immigrants who fought the war and the people they fought it for. A hopeful, magnanimous depiction of America at its most vulnerable."
--Robin Oliveira, author of "My Name is Mary Sutter, " winner of the Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction

"Beautifully told, Troy has given us a story that will be with me for many years to come." --Robert Hicks, author of "The Widow of the South "

"A wonderful family saga of poignant history, thrilling action, and romance." --Edward Rutherfurd, author of "The Rebels of Ireland "

"Finding ambition in a first novel is not a rare thing, but to find it fulfilled as thoroughly as it is in "May the Road Rise Up to Meet You" is indeed something special." --"The Free Lance-Star"
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"To read this book is an enriching, unforgettable experience. It is told in utterly true and authentic voices that reach the soul and linger in the heart." --Leila Meacham, author of" Roses
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""May the Road Rise up to Meet You" is a rich look at the boiling melting pot that was Civil War-era New York." --"Newark Star-Ledger"

"A classic tale that feels equally Irish and American." --"BookPage"

""May the Road Rise Up to Meet You" is a generous and sweeping Civil War saga about Southern slaves and newly arrived immigrants linked by a shared desire for abolition and freedom. Ranging from the clawing hunger of the Irish Famine to the abusive captivity of South Carolina, from rough-and-tumble Five Points to the genteel streets of Richmond, Virginia, this affecting and moving tale links disparate lives of impressive integrity, suffering and triumph, and yields a deeply personal portrait of the immigrants who fought the war and the people they fought it for. A hopeful, magnanimous depiction of America at its most vulnerable." --Robin Oliveira, author of "My Name is Mary Sutter, " winner of the Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction

"The depth of Troy's characters offers compelling insights into the Civil War era." --"Publishers Weekly"

"Troy has written a heartfelt and moving saga of America's most fateful hour."" --California Literary Review"

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