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Name Upon Name
Name Upon Name

Name Upon Name

JUVENILE FICTION

136 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $10.99 (US $10.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN 9781910411360

Rights: US & CA

Little Island Books (Jun 2016)

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Overview

The story of a young girl caught in a divided Ireland

Belfast in 1916. Fourteen-year-old Helen is shaped by her mixed background—rural, Catholic Irish values from her mother Kathleen; urban, Protestant Ulster ones from dad James. Her parents are relaxed in their politics but others in the family circle are more extreme: Aunt Violet is a die-hard anti-Home Ruler, more British than the king, while Uncle Sean is staunchly nationalist. These are the parents of Helen's older cousins: Sandy, who joined the army straight from school and has already seen action in France, and Michael, who runs away from home to enlist. But before he leaves for France, Michael is deployed to Dublin to help quell the Rising, where he's expected to open fire on his fellow Irishmen. Who and what are they fighting for? 

Reviews

"A timely testament to the power of curiosity, courage, and forgiveness." —Booklist Online Exclusive 

Author Biography

Sheena Wilkinson is one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers of contemporary realistic fiction for young people. Winner of multiple Children's Books Ireland awards and recipient of special bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the development of her writing, Sheena is an author and writing teacher living in Belfast.