Books tagged: irish famine

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Hidden in the Early Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Katy was 16 when the hard times came. Her father disappeared in the night and her mother left her with a tiny baby sister. She was suddenly thrust into the role of caretaker. It was a responsibility she didn’t want. The farming life was not for her and now she had to find a way to survive and to keep her younger brothers from starving. How could she ever be free of a life she hadn’t chosen?
The Planter's Daughter
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 96,640. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
(5.00)
Sara, aged fourteen, leaves behind the stinking potato fields of the Irish famine to make a life for herself across the seas. Her adventures take her to Liverpool, to Melbourne, and to the gold fields of New Zealand. But she has left behind something more important to her than life itself.
The Rath
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,330. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A father tells his daughter the story of the gloom she feels, the shadow cast across a century and a half by the family’s ordeal during the Great Hunger. It’s her only hope--understanding what she is grieving and learning how love saw the old ones through.
A Pocket Full of Shells (Book 1 - An Irish Family Saga)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,700. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When a baby girl is born to a young Irish fisherman and his wife during the second year of The Great Hunger, the young couple choose to remain in Ireland. While friends and family emigrate, James makes the difficult decision to stay behind but struggles to provide for his young family. This is a story of love, hardship and resilience during one of the darkest periods of Ireland's history.
Not From The Wind
Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Ever wondered about the ordinary lives of your Irish ancestors whose names do not appear in written history? This readable book sets the daily lives of the author's forebears in context against a background of rebellion, famine, oppression and emigration. The stories of these man and women are tales of tragedy and hardship but also uplifting stories of courage, survival and triumph of spirit.
The Blight
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Much more than adventurous travel, this book is an exploration of Ireland and her people, past and present. Observed with humour, sensitivity and insight, it is an engrossing account of encounters and experiences - astonishingly diverse - by a seasoned travelwriter. Everything from Dervla Murphy to the Mary Celeste. A journey packed with fact and anecdote that carries you along like the tide.
Rose Of Skibbereen, The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00)
The first book in a family saga about Rose Sullivan, an Irish girl who comes to Philadelphia in 1880 and finds love, heartache, loss, and unexpected joy during the tumultuous years around the turn of the century. She marries an Irish mystery man named Sean McCarthy, who has a violent past and a secret life, and he takes her to new heights and depths of passion.
Miserere
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
(5.00)
In 1968, with her father MIA in Vietnam, Conn's family moves to her mother’s home where Conn is chosen as the one who must unravel the mystery surrounding her ancestor who disappeared soon after the Civil War. Set during two turbulent periods of American history, this book takes the reader on a journey through time as Conn tries to end the curse her family has lived with for a century.
The Third Horseman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Based on a true story: At the height of the Irish Famine in the 1840s, an Irish aristocrat watches in horror as economic injustice and political failures result in the deaths of masses and despair for millions. But hope comes from an unlikely quarter: the unprepossessing racehorse Coranna and the sacrifice of the Butler family of peasants in the West of Ireland.