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Post by Misfit » Mon March 21st, 2011, 12:20 am

A friend at Goodreads made an awesome find via a providential swap at Goodreads. The book is called Lily Cigar by Tom Murphy and virtually lost to oblivion. Lily Malone is orphaned and sent to St. Paddy's orphanage until old enough to take a position as maid in a wealthy New York household. Eventually seduced by the young master and preggers she's shipped off to a new life in California. Can't say much more, but life's twists set her up in the world's oldest profession and she's the highest priced one in town.

Not seamy/steamy at all, and Lily is one of the most endearing, engaging characters I've come across in a long time. Yes, she's a good Irish catholic girl but not in a sugary sweet way that will have you grinding your teeth either.

An awesome read, and Karla and I have been pimping it all over Goodreads and Amazon so copies are getting scarce. Libraries still have it though.
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