Yankee Doodle by Loretta Welch

New immigrants share a subway ride over the Charles River‎…‎and much more‎.

The Charles River divides Boston and Cambridge, and the Red Line ties the ‎cities together, traveling through an expanse of class and cultures along its route‎. ‎When an unlikely combination of riders share an afternoon train, they are surprised ‎to discover what’s common in their American experience‎.‎

Part of the prestigious Open Door Series, originally designed for adult literacy in ‎Ireland, these books confirm the truth that a story doesn’t have to be big to change ‎our world‎. ‎Yankee Doodle is part of the US launch of Open Door books written by ‎North American authors‎.‎

Loretta Welch has lived and worked as a writer throughout the country‎. ‎After studying ‎at Trinity College, Dublin, working in publishing in San Francisco, she landed in ‎Boston‎’‎s North End, steps away from the shore on which her immigrant ancestors ‎first set foot, five generations ago‎. ‎Yankee Doodle‎ is Welch‎’‎s first novel‎.