So Many Partings

So Many Partings

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by Cathy Cash Spellman
     
 

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Ireland, 1874. In a small whitewashed cottage on the grounds of a great estate, a baby boy is born. His name is Tom Dalton. He is the son of an Irish peasant and her aristocratic lover.

And so begins the story of a family whose past is deeply rooted in the turbulence of Irish history but who thrive and flourish in the America of the twentieth century. From the

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Ireland, 1874. In a small whitewashed cottage on the grounds of a great estate, a baby boy is born. His name is Tom Dalton. He is the son of an Irish peasant and her aristocratic lover.

And so begins the story of a family whose past is deeply rooted in the turbulence of Irish history but who thrive and flourish in the America of the twentieth century. From the poverty of the Irish immigrant to the wealth of the self-made man; from the sorrows of a young boy, deserted by fortune and family, to the triumph of a patriarch capable of outwitting Fate itself -- this is the story of Thomas Dalton and the women who touch his life.

Driven from his ancestral home in Westmeath by his father's vindictive family, young Tom Dalton leaves Ireland and makes his way to America. Befriended by the founders of the Longshoremen's Union, groomed by one of Tammany's most powerful political bosses, Tom fights his way to a place in the glittering mansions of New York's Fifth Avenue. In a landscape filled with the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless, the victors and the victims, So Many Partings tells a story about love and betrayal, about a man and the women who shape him: the bewildered mother who abandoned him to save herself... the gentle wife who had defied her father to marry the man she loves... the shrewd madam who pledges her loyal friendship as well as her love... and finally, the high-spirited granddaughter who inherits a greater legacy than wealth.

Set against the richness of Irish-American history, So Many Partings is about a passionate family and the triumphs and tragedies that make them unforgettable.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
A cross between The Thorn Birds and Ragtime...
Carol E. Rinzler
No doubt there will be boring rainy days this month. The antidote might be So Many Partings - a portly, perfect for porch reading book. If you dive joyfully into multi-generational sagas this one could make you hope the sun doesn't come out so that you can put away another few hundred pages.
Publisher's Weekly - Richard H. Brown
"Big" describes it best - a colorful sprawling novel, spread across three-quarters of a century and four generations... Almost impossible to put down the author has the ability to produce one powerful scene after another and the action draws you helplessly on...
The New York Daily News - Liz Smith
If you loved The Thorn Birds or Ragtime, then I expect that Cathy Cash Spellman's new novel will be your meat.
Helen D. Hobbs
I was so enthralled by this lusty, long, and lilting first novel before I could be objective enough to review the book. My second reading will not be my last, and I look forward to further novels by Cathy Cash Spellman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983408734
Publisher:
The Wild Harp & Company Inc.
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Best-selling author, Cathy Cash Spellman has written five books that have been New York Times and International Best Sellers in hardcover and paperback.

Her books include:

• Lark's Labyrinth
• Snowflake from the Hand of God
• So Many Partings
• An Excess of Love
• Paint the Wind
• Bless the Child
• The Playground of the Gods

They've been sold in 22 countries, and Bless the Child, starring Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits, was a successful Paramount movie in 2000.

Cathy is an Astrologer and has written extensively about esoteric subjects from metaphysics to healing and mysticism. She has both practiced and written about a wide variety of healing modalities, including Cranio Sacral Therapy, Polarity, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine, Qi Gung, Native American Shamanic Healing, and Spiritual Healing. She holds Black Belt rank in Goju Ryu Karate and teaches both Women's Empowerment and Energy (Qi) Workshops.

She has been a monthly columnist for Mode and Grace Magazines, Sweet16.com and Astromessenger.com. She has written for Mademoiselle, Self, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Town and Country, and Kung Fu magazines on health, energy, beauty, sexuality, woman's empowerment and many other topics.

Cathy invites you to visit her website at www.cathycashspellman.com

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