Rare Objects

Rare Objects

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Boston, 1933. Maeve Fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston's North End by her widowed mother. But she's determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin-- and a rebellious hunger for experience that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd,, [2016]
Edition: First Canadian edition
ISBN: 9781443443111
Branch Call Number: FICTION TES
Characteristics: 378 pages ; 23 cm

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JILLYJELLY
Apr 15, 2019

I LOVED this story! Very good book.

JessicaGma Mar 27, 2018

An interesting historical novel about Maeve who finds work at an antique shop and runs into someone she met while in the asylum some years before. Her run ins with Diana are both good and bad for both characters. It's quite better than the blurbs here and on the cover, so it's worth giving it a try.

AuntJane Aug 14, 2017

I listened to this book and found it very enjoyable. There were a lot of side stories that weren't developed or investigated, but overall an interesting time period and good characters. Being from Boston and visualizing the places the author was describing was part of the fun for me, though I did think it was strange for Irish ladies to drink coffee at home and not tea....but whatever! I would def recommend for a nice historical novel.

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bpringle417
Aug 02, 2016

Another lovely Tessaro novel. 10/10, would recommend.

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Aug 02, 2016

bpringle417 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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