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Nightingales of Troy, the (2008) [Novel]
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In 1908, Mamie Garrahan faces childbirth aided by her arsenic-eating sister-in-law Kitty, a nun who grows opium poppies, and a doctor who prescribes Bayer Heroin. "In the twentieth century, I believe there are no saints left," Mamie remarks. But her daughters and granddaughter test this notion with far-reaching consequences. Kitty's arsenic reappears sixty years later in the hands of her distraught niece. A schoolgirl's passion for the Beatles and Melville—a passion both lonely and funny—shapes her life. Each decade is illuminated by endearingly eccentric characters: an anorexic waitress falls for a wealthy college boy in the jazz age...an exuberant young nurse questions science during the Depression...a homely seamstress designs a scandalous dress in the 1950s.

Original title: The Nightingales of Troy
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindMultigenerational Sagas

Edition #1: The Nightingales of Troy

The Nightingales of Troy (2008)
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Language: English

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The Nightingales of Troy (July 7, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393048872
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.4 x 1.1 in
Pages: 256

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