May the Road Rise Up to Meet You (Compact Disc)
Four unique voices, two parallel love stories, one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth-century America. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature famine, war, love, and family as it introduces four unforgettable characters.
Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer.
Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist.
Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom.
All four lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide. Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds of the characters and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, this unforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith in life's great meaning amidst its various tangles.
About the Author
Peter Troy is a former journalist and high school history teacher. He lives in New York State, where he is at work on his next novel.
Allyson Johnson began her entertainment career in her hometown of Chicago as an Emmy Award winning child news anchor. A graduate of Brown University, she is a working actress, singer, and audiobook narrator in the New York City metropolitan area.
John Keating s numerous acting credits include Roundabout Theatre s production of "Juno and the Paycock" and La Mama ETC s production of "Cat and the Moon", as well as various parts with the Irish Repertory Theater and the Irish Arts Center. He can also be seen in the HBO miniseries "John Adams", starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney.