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This story begins in 1851, where thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O’Connell, fifteen-and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steals a fortune from his father to get there.

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