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Past-Forward: A Three-Decade and Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home
By Maureen Wlodarczyk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,970. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
"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.
A Handbook of Irish Home Rule with full original text by William Gladstone and others
By Rupert Matthews
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,760. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
This book was written in 1887 at a critical time for the debate on Irish Home Rule and for Gladstone. Its influence on events proved to be great. This edition has an introduction by historian Rupert Matthews that puts this classic work into its historical and political context.
Gunny Malone
By Janie Downey Maxwell
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 233,730. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
Gunny Malone had no more chance of finding happiness than any other poor Irish girl raised on the west coast of Ireland in the early 1800s. She finds love, but tragedy soon follows and she is left to rebuild her life on the remote Blasket Islands. When famine strikes, Gunny’s world is once again tipped toward disaster. Only in the end does she find the truth that may finally set her free.
Hunger
By Aonghus Fallon
Price: Free! Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
Short story. The Italian philosopher Signore Bonfigliotti investigates a curious case of cannibalism in a remote Irish village...
The Third Horseman
By Gerard O'Keeffe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
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.
Miserere
By Caren J. Werlinger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
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.
Rose Of Skibbereen, The Beginning
By John McDonnell
Price: Free! Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
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.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish
By Alastair Scott
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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.
The Blight
By S.E. Levac
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Not From The Wind
By Colman Rushe
Price: Free! Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
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.