I've just finished reading Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan, and I really enjoyed it. It’s the story of Ellie, a young Irish woman and her childhood sweetheart, John.
Set against the backdrop of rural poverty in 1920s Ireland, it moves to the fast-paced lifestyle of New York where Ellie works for a while.
Its an interesting book and dwells on the themes of love, family and home.
Worth a read.