- What’s a book that captures the spirit of a country? No one book can capture the essence of an entire country, obviously, but Star of the Sea, for example, feels pleasantly Irish.
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during the summer of 1847, a boatload of Irish refugees heading for the promise of America is stalked by a killer in their ranks who seems bent on some kind of revenge, in a historical thriller by the author of Cowboys & Indians and The Salesman. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.