cover image Maggie's Door

Maggie's Door

Patricia Reilly Giff. Listening Library, $18 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-8072-1797-9

Listeners can now hear what became of Nory, star of Nory Ryan's Song, in Patricia Reilly Giff's follow-up to that book, Maggie's Door, skillfully performed by Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan. In moving passages that also document elements of Irish and Irish-American history, Nory and her neighbor Sean give separate accounts of their long and dangerous voyage to New York City from the Emerald Isle. Flanagan's subtle, authentic accent is a treat.