THE OUTSIDE BOY by Jeanine Cummins

THE OUTSIDE BOY by Jeanine Cummins

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    Code: IRE_cj_OUTSIDE

    Weight: 1.00 pounds

    THE OUTSIDE BOY by Jeanine Cummins
    Bookclub selection for August 2010

    6/2010 Trade size paperback

    Ireland, 1959: Young Christy Hurley is a Pavee gypsy, traveling with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother's death in childbirth. The peripatetic life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle down temporarily in a town where Christy and his cousin can attend mass and receive proper schooling. But they are still treated as outsiders.

    As Christy's exposure to a different life causes him to question who he is and where he belongs, the answer may lie with an old newspaper photograph and a long-buried family secret that could change his life forever...

    384 pages ISBN 9780451229489