The tea rose : a novel
|Adult Fiction - South Wing Basement||Donnelly||On Shelf|
557 pages ; 24 cm
Includes reading group guide.
East London, 1888-a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, a bright and defiant young woman dares to dream of a life beyond tumbledown wharves, gaslit alleys, and the grim and crumbling dwellings of the poor. Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. But Fiona's dreams are shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death at the dark man's hands, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit-and the ghosts of her past-propel her rise from a modest west side shopfront to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, however, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future. The Tea Rose is a towering old-fashioned story, imbued with a modern sensibility, of a family's destruction, of murder and revenge, of love lost and won again, and of one determined woman's quest to survive and triumph. Authentic and moving, The Tea Rose is an unforgettable novel-one certain to take its place beside such enduring epics as A Woman of Substance, The Thornbirds, and The Shell Seekers.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)
Donnelly, J. (2002). The tea rose: a novel . Thomas Dunne Books.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Donnelly, Jennifer. 2002. The Tea Rose: A Novel. New York: Thomas Dunne Books.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Donnelly, Jennifer. The Tea Rose: A Novel New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)
Donnelly, Jennifer. The Tea Rose: A Novel Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.
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