As heard on BBC radio 4 book at bedtime winner of the Irish book awards novel of the year 2014 shortlisted for the costa first novel award 2014.Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire that will propel her from her native Ireland into the hurly-burly of 1960s New York. In this city she will face the twists of a life graced with great beauty, but forever floating close to hazard. Joyous and heart-breaking, Academy Street journeys through six decades and one incredible story.
Genre: Domestic fiction