Books tagged: potato famine

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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.
Take the High Road, an Irish Odyssey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
It is August of 1851, This is the story of an Irish Catholic merchant family and the seventeen year old son of peasant farmers who lose everything as the result of religious persecution, laws imposed by the British Crown and a devastating famine. Their faith and resiliency bring them through one challenge after another as they leave their old lives behind hoping for a better life in America.
Áine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,810. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The story of human conflict when loving the wrong person is coupled with the struggle to survive in Victorian Ireland; being the outcome of the potato blight and the devastation it wreaks upon the close-knit farming communities.
Portrait in Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,070. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Kate McGovern reads the journals given to her by her grandmother, her life changes forever. Written by a distant relative, the fascinating journal tells the story of Katherine Collins during the mid-eighteen hundreds in Ireland. As Kate continues to read the journals, she begins to unravel the mystery of a missing necklace and a small portrait that were a part of her family’s legacy.
Castaways
Series: Nova Scotia by Chance. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,750. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 5, 2016 by 4 Paws Games and Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Joan Newcomb shares her family history in this tale about the Stewarts and the potato famine in Ireland.