Review of Not the Same Sky in Dublin Review of Books

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

By Mary O’Donnell in Dublin Review of Books 1.9.2015 Out Of Their Feeling Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon, Wakefield Press, 272 pp, £12.75, ISBN: 978-1743052426 In Sydney’s Hyde Park Barracks, apart from the glass wall of the Famine monument on which a visitor may read the sand-blasted names of the young women transported…

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The Irish Times Review of Not the Same Sky

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

By Eilis Ni Dhuibhne · Published in The Irish Times, 13 June, 2015 Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon: an orphan epic without the wailing waifs Review: A tale of the forced emigration of Irish girls to Australia after the Famine confounds expectations and puts an utterly unpredictable spin on a fascinating theme In…

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Not the Same Sky Reviewed in MC Reviews

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

Not the Same Sky Reviewed by Julie Kearney in MC Reviews, Brisbane, 6 February, 2015 Not the Same Sky, the latest novel of Irish writer, Evelyn Conlon, was at first too cool for me, too much like a sociological case study. I did not warm to the largely second-hand reporting of the lives of some…

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Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 13, 2013

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

Review of Evelyn Conlon, Not the Same Sky. Wakefield Press, 2013.  ISBN 978-1-74305-242-6. PB. 251pp. $24.95. Evelyn Conlon’s latest novel, Not the Same Sky, is based on the true story of the, roughly, 4000 Irish Famine orphan girls who were shipped from Ireland to Australia between 1848 and 1850, a project that helped with two…

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ANZ LitLovers Review of Not the Same Sky

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

By Lisa Hill · ANZ LitLovers LitBlog · October 27, 2013 “The genius of this book is that the longest part of the story, bookended by Joy’s contemporary life and attitudes, seduces the reader into accepting the emigration as benign, a journey away from starvation and death, towards hope. Lulled by the movement of the…

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Not the Same Sky Launch, Sydney, by Jeff Kildea

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Sydney launch of Not the Same Sky by Jeff Kildea Life is often compared to a journey. Perhaps that’s why novelists frequently use a journey narrative in their writing as a way of examining the deeper meaning of life. In Not the Same Sky we have two such narratives, each describing a journey from Ireland…

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Not the Same Sky Launch Address, Melbourne, by Mike Richards

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Not the Same Sky – by Evelyn Conlon. Launch address by Mike Richards at Readings Bookshop, Melbourne, 5 September, 2013. I’m delighted to be here to launch Evelyn Conlon’s wonderful new novel Not the Same Sky in Melbourne. Her body of literary work is well known and highly regarded in Ireland and her fiction and…

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Not the Same Sky Reviewed by Newtown Review of Books

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon

Not the Same Sky by Evelyn Conlon Reviewed by Candida Baker, Newtown Review of Books · 18 September, 2013 Evelyn Conlon sidesteps the traps of historical fiction in this moving story of four young Irishwomen sent to Australia during the Great Famine. ‘Australia without the Irish would be unimaginable. Australia without the Irish would be…

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