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The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hazel Gaynor

Narrated By: Connor Kelly-Eiding, Alana Kerr

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2014

Duration: 9 hours 43 minutes


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 seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus, 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.


  • Katie D

    I thought this was a wonderful book! Great storyline! Loved the narration from both women.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sherry S.

    This was a great book. The perspective from the Irish people in steerage was very enlightening. I also loved the way it came as flash backs. It was a great read.

  • Lori R.

    this was a wonderful book

  • Trudi C

    Love anything about Titanic. Story was really enjoyable and the wrist at the end was unexpected.

  • pedro p

    Nice narration and description of the people and their ambitions to navigate the fatal voyage of the legendary Titanic

  • Sara H

    It has been years since I enjoyed a book so much that I didn't want to go to sleep at night so I could keep reading! I loved the characters, the life relationships, and the narrators! Many Titanic survivor stories leave you with a deep sadness at the end, but not this one. There is life and promise after loss, and this story illustrates that beautifully.

  • Alexis Ransom

    Amazing and beautiful story. You really feel like you are in the story and feeling what the characters are feeling. Definitely one of my new favorites!

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