The Real Hope of the Universe
When we first see Ceilidh, Devon, Shannon, and Jake, they are riding in a carriage in Scotland. It's the 1880s, and there are strange things happening throughout the planet. Some of these odd occurrences happen due to alien intervention. But some of them happen because of what human beings do.
The Real Heart of the Universe Adventures in Career Changing Killing Us Softly
In this, the second novel in the trilogy, Ceilidh deals head on with the problems she left behind in Ireland. And the biggest one is ....
Self-Review The Real Hub of the Universe Adventures in Career Changing
When Ceilidh leaves Ireland, she knows absolutely no one. She ends up as a charity case on a freighter, where there is a mysterious first mate who wears only black and never smiles. When the ship lands in Boston, it’s July 4—the Centennial. But nothing is open and there is no place for her to go. But through pluck and luck, and by shedding her Irish name and putting on a fake British accent, she lands a job with the wealthy Edwards family. She endures a lot of the standard indignities of the women of her time, including being paid less and being what we would now call sexually harassed.
Naomi Watts, who I see as Ceilidh O'Malley
Like in many wealthy American households of the time, it's the lady of the house who is in charge of the servants. Mrs. Lowell is fair and smart, running her house like a business. Margery Cabot Edwards, on the other hand, is a snobby, spoiled rich girl, more than happy to treat all of her household help like dirt. But her maltreatment is a catalyst to get Ceilidh to find work elsewhere, with the Lowells.
Margaret Qualley, who I see as Frances Miller
Frances has main advantages: a pleasant voice and demeanor, a high class-sounding accent to Mrs. Edwards, and a willingness to work hard.
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