Hope in New York City: The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser

Cynthia G. Neale

  • Hope in New York City: The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser

This sequel continues the saga of Nora McCabe and her family now dwelling in New York City where they encounter poverty and racism as Irish Catholics and immigrants. Injustice and violence are a matter of course in this mysterious and alluring city filled with strange languages. Desperately homesick, Nora vows to save money and return to her homeland of Ireland. Meanwhile, she becomes a newsboy, meets Walt Whitman, visits Barnum's Museum, meets new friends, and experiences an adventure. After purchasing a ticket to return to Ireland, the Astor Opera House Riot of 1849 occurs and her father disappears. Will Nora return to Ireland? Or can she stay and maintain her spirit while finding the true meaning of home?

Hope in New York City: The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser is a story of immigration and the struggle to become an American in the midst of prejudice and hardship. It is a story of questioning where home is and learning that true belonging endures in the human spirit as well as in the love of family and friends.

“Irish immigrant life in 1840s New York lives and breathes through these pages. Cynthia Neale’s writing is vivid and lively—so much so that we forget we are reading history and, instead, just snuggle up for another well-told tale about Nora McCabe.”

Áine Greaney, Author of The Sheepbreeders Dance and The Big House.

“...a story of triumph over adversity that teaches the importance of love, history, and unity.”

Haywood Fennell, Sr., Author/Playwright

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Author Cynthia G. Neale
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