About the Book

The Parish and the Hill

The Parish and the Hill

May 2002
Trade Paperback · 280 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · $19.50 CAN
ISBN 9781558613966
The Feminist Press at CUNY


Recommended for These Courses


A touchstone novel in Irish American literature, this reissue of the 1948 classic draws captivating portraits of love and strife amongst the unforgettable O’Connors. Brilliant and painful on themes of alienation, social class, and alcoholism, this candid account of mill town life in 1920s New England illuminates the often dear cost paid by poor immigrants to a nation that both needs and despises, lures and rejects, promises and abandons. "A brilliant first novel."—Commonweal

Marketing Plans:
• A major rediscovery of Irish American literature
• Extensive outreach to review media
• Booksense

Mary Doyle Curran (1917–81) was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and taught Irish literature at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.