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Two young women from Ireland had differing tales that eventually caused them to emigrate from Ireland, but they were woven together with poverty and calamity in their native land. Victoria was one of the young women, and her story was repulsive to say the least. Her father, a poor Irish man living on a land baron’s estate was conscripted during the potato famine to identify his peers, friends and neighbors to the persons who eventually evicted them due to non-payment of rent. This was horrifying; nobody could afford to pay, yet the miserly baron had them removed as Victoria’s father watched. Nasty business. Her father was eventually murdered, and she was an outcast. Off she went to America to escape and be re-invented. This is the story of how these two women met on the Atlantic crossing, became good friends, got robbed, beaten and taken advantage of in their new environs, New York City. They became seamstresses working almost as slaves until they decided to go into business for themselves. They succeed, but not without major trials. A Jewish merchant who manufactured materials gave them encouragement, credit, and any other help he could to help them due to their industriousness and honesty. The tale winds around some scoundrels that continue to try to undermine this new business owner, and the lines are drawn between good and evil people in New York. An engaging story that has many historical truths in it; it describes what courage and integrity is all about both the positive side of the ledger as well as the negative side of the human ledger.
Horrible, broke after the 3rd use. I'm all of 160 lbs and upon sitting on this thing for the 3rd time a screw popped off the left armrest and I nearly fell to the ground. Don't buy not worth the money.
I am an avid reader of all of the "Best..." editions and am usually entertained and find these selections as wonderful opportunities to sample authors I have not had the opportunity to read during the year. I agree with some of the other critics of this year's short story selections: less than half of these stories ought to have even been included. When this year's guest editor "disses" the genre, though, the reader should be clued into the notion that this is not going to be the best complilation. Maybe in the future the publishers of this series will do a more thorough job of evaluation. There are much better stories out there. Don't waste your money - wait until next year.
Much stronger than I expected. Had purchased similar at Walmart - but had to support them with a real bowl when they were microwaved.