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Girl on the Leeside - A Novel

Kathleen Anne Kenney

A young, aspiring poet in a quiet Irish village thinks her life of books suits her perfectly until a charismatic newcomer from America broadens her horizons. Siobhan Doyle grew up with her Uncle Kee at their family pub, the Leeside, in rural Ireland. Kee has been staunchly overprotective of Siobhan ever since her mother's death in an IRA bombing, but now that she's an adult, it's clear that in protecting her, Kee has unwittingly kept her in a state of arrested development. The pair are content to remain forever in their quiet haven, reading and discussing Irish poetry, but for both Siobhan and Kee, fate intervenes. A visiting American literary scholar awakens Siobhan to the possibility of a fulfilling life away from The Leeside. And her relationship with Kee falters after the revelation that her father is still alive. In the face of these changes, Siobhan reaches a surprising decision about her future. Lyrical and heartfelt, Kathleen Anne Kenney's Girl on the Leeside deserves a place alongside contemporary literature's best-loved coming-of-age novels.

A young, aspiring poet in a quiet Irish village thinks her life of books suits her perfectly until a charismatic newcomer from America broadens her horizons. Siobhan Doyle grew up with her Uncle Kee at their family pub, the Leeside, in rural Ireland. Kee has been staunchly overprotective of Siobhan ever since her mother's death in an IRA bombing, but now that she's an adult, it's clear that in protecting her, Kee has unwittingly kept her in a state of arrested development. The pair are content to remain forever in their quiet haven, reading and discussing Irish poetry, but for both Siobhan and Kee, fate intervenes. A visiting American literary scholar awakens Siobhan to the possibility of a fulfilling life away from The Leeside. And her relationship with Kee falters after the revelation that her father is still alive. In the face of these changes, Siobhan reaches a surprising decision about her future. Lyrical and heartfelt, Kathleen Anne Kenney's Girl on the Leeside deserves a place alongside contemporary literature's best-loved coming-of-age novels.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A young, aspiring poet in a quiet Irish village thinks her life of books suits her perfectly until a charismatic newcomer from America broadens her horizons. Siobhan Doyle grew up with her Uncle Kee at their family pub, the Leeside, in rural Ireland. Kee has been staunchly overprotective of Siobhan ever since her mother's death in an IRA bombing, but now that she's an adult, it's clear that in protecting her, Kee has unwittingly kept her in a state of arrested development. The pair are content to remain forever in their quiet haven, reading and discussing Irish poetry, but for both Siobhan and Kee, fate intervenes. A visiting American literary scholar awakens Siobhan to the possibility of a fulfilling life away from The Leeside. And her relationship with Kee falters after the revelation that her father is still alive. In the face of these changes, Siobhan reaches a surprising decision about her future. Lyrical and heartfelt, Kathleen Anne Kenney's Girl on the Leeside deserves a place alongside contemporary literature's best-loved coming-of-age novels.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sile Bermingham

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:30


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:35


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:32