AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIMEWINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2014SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2014Tess 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.