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Going Back by Rachael English
  

Going Back

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June 2013 eBook of the Month.

A warm and appealing debut about family, friendships and love, of difficult decisions and lifelong consequences from one of Ireland’s best known radio presenters. Going Back follows Elizabeth Kelly and her friends, young economic migrants from Dublin, as they escape for a summer in Boston in 1988. Twenty years later as opportunities are scarce once again, the next generation look to Boston, awakening memories of a life-changing golden summer for their parents. This is a perfect combination of humour, heartache and surprises that would be great as a summer read.

If you like Rachael English you might also like to read books by Patricia Scanlan, Sheila O'Flanagan and Cathy Kelly.

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Synopsis

Going Back by Rachael English

In the summer of 1988, Elizabeth Kelly and her friends leave recession-hit Ireland for a summer of adventure and opportunity in Boston. The next four months change all of them, especially Elizabeth. Quiet and dutiful at home, she surprises herself and everyone else by falling for Danny Esposito, a restless charmer with a troublesome family. More than twenty years later with opportunities in Ireland scarce once again, a new generation looks to America, awakening memories of a golden summer for their parents. When a crisis occurs, Elizabeth returns to Boston where she is drawn back into the life she once lived. But will she be able to reconcile the dreams of her twenty-year-old self with the woman she has become?

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An impressive debut from a skilled novelist who brings a breath of fresh air to the Irish publishing world. English is certainly a force to be reckoned with and may prove to be as formidable a player in the books market as she is in the broadcasting world IRISH INDEPENDENT A thoroughly enjoyable novel about being young and in love and about life coming full circle. Rachael English paints a vivid portrait of what it was to be Irish in America in the nineteen eighties and what it is to be Irish now. Witty and perceptive, she has a voice that is all her own -- Kathleen MacMahon An impressive debut Irish World a distinctive new voice in a clever, nuanced debut. IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT Anyone who has wondered what life might have been like if they'd stayed together with a summer love will be charmed by [Rachael English's] warm, heartfelt debut novel. IRISH TIMES Hugely romantic and readable. IRISH EXAMINER Assured and warm-hearted. MAIL ON SUNDAY (Ireland) English is a great writer and this is a fantastic debut HOT PRESS


About the Author

Rachael English

Rachael English is a presenter on Ireland's most popular radio show, Morning Ireland. During more than twenty years as a journalist, she has worked on most of RTE Radio's leading current affairs programmes, covering a huge range of national and international stories. Going Back is her first novel.

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Publication date

23rd May 2013

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Rachael English

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Debuts of the Month
Family Drama
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409145257

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