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Clare Keane is fourteen years old when her mother dies of pneumonia in the tenement room they share in turn-of-the-century Cork, Ireland. Left with two younger brothers, her closest family thousands of miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota, Clare begins a dangerous journey that takes her from Cork through the port of Queenstown to Ellis Island, New York, and finally St. Paul.

Rich in historical detail, Clare allows the reader to live the sights, sounds, and smells of a 1906 journey of immigration.

416 pages
Alcuin House Publishing (September 12, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0983065227


Where to get a copy

Clare is available in paperback directly from the publisher. Enter the discount code 8DH78R8R to get 20% off the cover price.
It’s also available on [amazon text=Amazon&asin=B0045JLQVE]. An autograph for the Kindle version is available at Kindlegraph.
Looking for another format? Clare is available on Smashwords. Download it for just $4.99 in mobi, epub, lrf, or pdf to read on your ebook reader.
If you are a die-hard fan of brick and mortar bookstores, more power to you. Ask your local bookstore owner to special-order ISBN 978-0983065227.


Critical Acclaim

Clare is a 2011 Readers Favorite Contest finalist! Read a review on Readers’ Favorite.

“You know that you have read a great story when you can’t quit thinking about the characters. The Keane siblings wormed their way into my heart. I am certainly holding out hopes that perhaps the author will write a sequel to this one.”
Brenda Castro, Readers Favorite Book Awards

What Readers are Saying

“Fabulous. A beautiful story. Start to finish. Beautiful.” (Posted March 27, 2012 by Cathy, Michigan on Sony Reader Store. 5 stars out of 5)

“A special read. I enjoyed this book so much I purchased it for my daughter. It expressed the trials and life of what most likely her great, great grandparents might have somehow experienced as immigrants coming to this country. Even if your family was not from Ireland, Clare is a universal story so worth reading and sharing with the younger generation.” (Posted July 16, 2011 by Parke Reader on 5 stars out of 5)