by Mary Costello - £8.99 Canongate Books Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781782114208 | ISBN 10: 1782114203
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME
WINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2014
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2014
Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire that will propel her from her native Ireland into the hurly-burly of 1960s New York. In this city she will face the twists of a life graced with great beauty, but forever floating close to hazard.
Joyous and heart-breaking, Academy Street journeys through six decades and one incredible story.
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