My Dream of You

My Dream of You

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
A New York Times notable book and bestseller, this debut novel from Irish Times columnist Nuala O'Faolain takes on life and love with Dickensian flair and the striking intimacy that characterized her bestselling and acclaimed memoir, Are You Somebody?

Set in Ireland and spanning a century and a half, My Dream of You unfolds the compelling stories of two women and their quests for passion, connection, and fulfillment.  A globetrotting Irish travel writer, Kathleen de Burca is used to living—and loving—on the run. On the brink of fifty, she decides to leave her job and rethink her life. Intrigued by a divorce case dating back to the days of the Potato Famine, she tries hand at writing about it. The case, called "The Talbot Affair," detailed the clandestine liaison between the wife of a British landlord and an Irish servant in Ireland in the 1850s. After a bitter thirty-year absence, Kathleen returns to Ireland, the land of her troubled childhood and turbulent heritage, in search of answers to her questions about desire and lasting love.

Baker & Taylor
Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer based in London, is forced to realize the effects of her refugee existance, so when she returns to Ireland to investigate a love affair that took place during the Famine, she meets a man who promises to alter her life forever.

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As Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer based in London, faces the realities of a milestone birthday, she sets out for Ireland to discover the truth about a scandalous love affair that took place between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the potato famine and uncovers not only the complex mysteries of love but also a fateful decision that could change her own life forever. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2002
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781573229081
Branch Call Number: FICTION O'FAOLAIN
Characteristics: 529 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 11, 2014

I really liked this book. I liked how t described Ireland and the narrators home life. Very interesting to read.


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