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Stranger from Across the Sea

By Regina McBride 

 Green City Books (June 11, 2024)

About The Project


“Regina McBride's Stranger from Across the Sea is an’ intimate, multilayered narrative of lives disconnected and entwined, loves lost and remembered, secrets buried and |resurrected, hopes shattered and redeemed. «In richly |nuanced prose, McBride weaves together the tragedy of history and the timeless yearnings of the human heart. Her |artistry as a master storyteller has never been on better display. This is a book to read and reread. Its impact will stay with you long after the last page.” 

 Peter Quinn, author of Cross Bronx: A Writing Life and

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About the Book

As a teenager, Violet O’Halloran spent a summer at a Catholic boarding school in Northern Ireland, emptied of all other students but one: Indira Sharma, a blind girl from India with an extraordinary story. The beautiful but ultimately catastrophic friendship that formed between the two girls would go on to haunt Violet for years. 

A decade later, Violet meets an Irishman, Emmett Fitzroy, at a party in New York City and is swept into an intense romance that brings her back to Ireland. While there, she unearths the stunning answers to mysteries left unresolved when Indira vanished from her life. 

Set in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, Stranger from Across the Sea explores place, displacement, and exile and the ways in which the personal and the political are inseparable. At its heart, this is a story about a passionate friendship between two singular young women, one that transcends the limits of time and distance.

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About the Authors

Regina McBride

Stranger from Across the Sea is Regina McBride’s fifth novel. She is also the author of a book of poetry and, most recently, a memoir, Ghost Songs. Her novel, The Nature of Water and Air, was a Booksense pick (Independent Book Stores selection), a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers book, and a Borders Original Voices choice. It was optioned for a film. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, she lives in New York City where she teaches creative writing and fiction writing at Hunter College.



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