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Author Kenney, Kathleen Anne, author.

Title Girl on the Leeside : a novel / Kathleen Anne Kenney.

Publication Info. New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Seneca PL Adult Fiction - SEBB-3  FIC KENNEY    AVAILABLE
 Walnut PL Stacks - WALG-8  FIC KEN    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 287 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A young, aspiring poet in a quiet Irish village thinks her life of books suits her perfectly until a charismatic newcomer from America broadens her horizons. Siobhan Doyle grew up with her Uncle Kee at their family pub The Leeside, in rural Ireland. Kee has been staunchly overprotective of Siobhan ever since her mother's death in an IRA bombing, but now that she's an adult, it's clear that in protecting her Kee has unwittingly kept her in a state of arrested development. The pair are content to remain forever in their quiet haven, reading and discussing Irish poetry, but for both Siobhan and Kee fate intervenes. A visiting American literary scholar awakens Siobhan to the possibility of a fulfilling life away from The Leeside. And her relationship with Kee falters after the revelation that her father is still alive. In the face of these changes, Siobhan reaches a surprising decision about her future. Lyrical and heartfelt, Kathleen Anne Kenney's Girl on the Leeside deserves a place alongside contemporary literature's best-loved coming-of-age novels"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Women poets -- Fiction.
Americans -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction.
Americans. (OCoLC)fst00807488
Family secrets. (OCoLC)fst01737651
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women. (OCoLC)fst01741869
Women poets. (OCoLC)fst01178321
FICTION -- Coming of Age.
FICTION -- Family Life.
FICTION -- Literary.
Ireland -- Fiction.
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
Genre/Form Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780385542395 (hardback)
0385542399 (hardback)

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