Past-Forward: A Three-Decade and Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home by Maureen Wlodarczyk
Approx. 45,970 words.
Published on November 15, 2011.
"Past-Forward" is the non-fiction account of the thirty-year search for the author's Irish ancestral roots. The book, written in the form of a letter to the author's grandmother Kate, tells both the story of the thirty-year search itself along with the discovered tale of Kate’s Irish ancestors,and their flight to America during the Great Famine and life as new Americans in the 19th century.