I enjoyed the book, and the film is one of my favorites. It is a great coming of age story, but for me I was interested mostly in the tremendous changes in Ireland at this time and its effect on the Anglo-Irish.
In 1883, doctors Anna and Sophie care for the city’s most vulnerable. But they’ll have to contend with Anthony Comstock, a dangerous politician crusading for outdated ideals of Victorian morality. “Page-turning and atmospheric” (Kirkus Reviews) with over 1,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads!
In 1835, Washington, D.C. was a small but growing city of about 30,000. About 6,000 slaves lived there alongside an increasing number of freed slaves who moved there from southern states. In his book, Snow-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley explores the tensions present in Washington over slavery that led to a now-forgotten race riot.