The Girl Who Came Home

  • by Hazel Gaynor
  • Narrated by Connor Kelly-Eiding, Alana Kerr Collins
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman….
Ireland, 1912…
Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For 17-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Samus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again.
Chicago, 1982…
Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she's harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.

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Wonderful story

Just finished! What a wonderful, well written tale of a Titanic survivor. A must read or audiobook.
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- Cathy Osier

Awesome Book about Titanic.

Would you listen to The Girl Who Came Home again? Why?

Absolutely, I love all books about The Titanic! I wish I had more titles in mind to order more! This was fiction? But I could definitely see reality.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Came Home?

The grandmother was able to keep quiet and not pass judgement throughout the entire story on to the granddaughter. Lovely story!


Which scene was your favorite?

When she found the box in the attic.


Who was the most memorable character of The Girl Who Came Home and why?

The grandmother of course.


Any additional comments?

Just a very nice relaxing read. LOVED IT ALL!

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- Edythe J Clemons

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio