But Thomas Neary and his Pop move in upstairs. Thomas writes about his life in his journal - about his father, who spends each night at the tavern down the street, the mother he wishes he had, and the Mallon family downstairs that he desperately wants to be a part of. Thomas has a secret that only Bird suspects, and turns out to be the best friend Bird could ever have.
"A poignant immigration story of friendship, work, and the meaning of home." (Booklist)
Great story, audible version is excellent. You really feel like you're there. Even though there is only one person telling the story you really get a sense of each of the characters.