The Hungry Road

Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland's best loved writers. __________ 'Compelling .

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473508592

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The No.1 bestselling novel of the Great Irish Famine from one of Ireland's most beloved writers Ireland's hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people. 1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivan's dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive. Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of 'The Hunger' soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse, desperate for assistance. Fr John Fitzpatrick's faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as his pleas for help fall on deaf ears. Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland's best loved writers. __________ 'Compelling ... An essential book' Sunday Times 'Heartbreaking and powerful' Her.ie 'Gripping' Business Post 'Captivating' Sunday Independent 'Powerful ... illustrate[s] the enormity of the tragedy' Irish Independent


The Magdalen

But her existence is horribly changed when she becomes pregnant and is sent to the home for fallen women in Dublin, the Magdalen Laundry.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473510228

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Esther Doyle is a young Irish girl growing up in a small fishing community in Connemara in the 1950s. Her life is a stable one, bound by the slow rhythms of farming life and the joy of looking after her handicapped sister Nonie. But her existence is horribly changed when she becomes pregnant and is sent to the home for fallen women in Dublin, the Magdalen Laundry...

Fields of Home

The final book in the famine trilogy For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 184717602X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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The final book in the famine trilogy For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it? Ireland is in turmoil, with evictions, burnings, secret meetings, fights over land. Eily and her family may be thrown off their farm. Michael may lose his job in the big house. And Peggy, in America, feels trapped in her role as a maid. Will they ever have land and a home they can call their own? Eily, Michael and Peggy have once shown great courage. Now this courage is called on again … The other titles in the Famine trilogy are Under the Hawthorn Tree and Wildflower Girl. A study guide to Under the Hawthorn tree is also available.

Under the Hawthorn Tree

This novel has become a classic for young readers worldwide. Under the Hawthorn Tree continues to go from strength to strength and this new edition is a must for any collection. Ireland in the 1840s is devastated by famine.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176003

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

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The first book in the famine trilogy Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book. The phenomenal success of this original and enthralling book is celebrated with this beautiful hardback gift edition. This novel has become a classic for young readers worldwide. Under the Hawthorn Tree continues to go from strength to strength and this new edition is a must for any collection. Ireland in the 1840s is devastated by famine. When tragedy strikes their family, Eily, Michael and Peggy are left to fend for themselves. Starving and in danger of the dreaded workhouse, they escape. Their one hope is to find the great aunts they have heard about in their mother's stories.With tremendous courage they set out on a journey that will test every reserve of strength, love and loyalty they possess. Also available on DVD.

Wildflower Girl

The second book in the famine trilogy At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176011

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 176

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The second book in the famine trilogy At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone across the Atlantic to America. Will she ever see her family again? An extraordinary story of courage, independence and adventure The other books in the Famine trilogy are Under the Hawthorn Tree and Fields of Home. A study guide to Under the Hawthorn tree is also available.

The Hungry Road

For it is "The Hungry Road" we all travel, at some point in our lives as we search for the connective bond that makes us one. The contemplation of thought, brings awarenesss to the fact that we are not alone.Jacqueline Bailey

Author: Jacqueline Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781930449015

Category:

Page: 117

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It is within these pages you will find etchings not just of my tears, hopes and dreams, but of others who have sent their whispers through the wind. Upon collective currents they glide, finding a resting place within thses pages, and in honor I write. For it is "The Hungry Road" we all travel, at some point in our lives as we search for the connective bond that makes us one. The contemplation of thought, brings awarenesss to the fact that we are not alone.Jacqueline Bailey

The Hungry 5

Engines roaring, they circled the van like hungry road sharks, bikes ridden by
men who were proudly dangerous and virtually unpredictable. Miller and Scratch
stayed still at the dash, with their hands in plain sight. The riders rode around and
 ...

Author: Steven W. Booth

Publisher: Genius Book Publishing

ISBN: 0990857514

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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Sheriff Penny Miller of Flat Rock, Nevada, has always done her duty. On the first night of the zombie apocalypse, she swore an oath to protect her friends from the ravenous hordes. However, now that the virus is rapidly spreading to the rest of the country it has become clear that Miller and her friends, Scratch, Sheppard, and Rat, are winning battles but losing the war. And that’s just not good enough for Penny. Too many people have already died. Determined to stop the maniacs who have been funding the research that created the undead, and with the key to stopping the virus in hand, Miller and crew embark on a long and dangerous journey north. Their route cuts through the very heart of zombie occupied territory, but this time they are out to end the apocalypse once and for all. Unfortunately, the elite committee of government officials who control the Super Soldier program knows exactly where Miller and her friends are headed, and they are determined to capture or kill them at any cost. Sheriff Miller doesn’t stand a chance. Of course, lousy odds never stopped her before. She gives the order to move out. And that’s when all hell breaks loose. “Zombie thrillers loaded with sex and smarts.” —Jonathan Maberry, NY Times best-selling author “A good-looking, foul-mouthed female Sheriff, and she’s packin’. Four stars.” —SF Signal “The dialogue and narrative crackle. Great combination of action, gore, horror and humor.’ —Dana Fredsi, author of Plague Nation. “Penny Miller brings something new to the game, something that we’ve all been craving.” —Joe McKinney, author of Dead City “Defines laugh out loud funny.” —Bookish Brunette “Penny Miller brings something new to the game, something that we’ve all been craving.” —Joe McKinney, author of Dead City

No Goodbye

It's hard to pretend that everything is normal when your whole life has been turned upside down .

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847176046

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 253

It's hard to pretend that everything is normal when your whole life has been turned upside down ... 'She's gone!' The letter said she needed time to be herself again. But what does that mean? Greg and Lucy, at fourteen and twelve, act cool and responsible when their mother leaves. Six-year-old Grace is just bewildered. Conor, a troubled ten-year-old, takes drastic action to show how he feels. And behind it all there is hope, and the beginnings of a plan to bring their mother back.

The Blue Horse

A remarkable story of growing up in extraordinary circumstances that will touch the hearts of all readers.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 184717468X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A remarkable story of growing up in extraordinary circumstances that will touch the hearts of all readers. Katie's whole world is turned upside down when her family's home is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart. They move to a new house, to a school where nobody wants to know her, and Katie wonders just how many changes she can take. In her fight for acceptance and to keep the family together, she learns a lot about herself.

Safe Harbour

Sophie and Hugh are left homeless when their house is bombed during the London Blitz.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174620

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Sophie and Hugh are left homeless when their house is bombed during the London Blitz. Their mother is seriously injured and their Dad is away fighting, so the children are sent to their grandfather in Ireland. Sophie is scared - they have never met grandfather but his letters cause such trouble in the house, and their Dad never speaks of him. How will they live in a strange country, with a man who probably hates them - and will the family ever be together again?

A Girl Called Blue

Larch Hill is the only home Blue knows.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174582

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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Larch Hill is the only home Blue knows. She arrived there just a few days old, wrapped in a blue blanket. Her one hope is to find her mother or father and have a family of her own. Fostered out several times, Blue finds it difficult to fit in. Is there no one out there who really wants her? No one who can really love her? Blue must put up with the orphanage, with the distant and strict care of the nuns. She does have her friends, Mary and Jessie and Molly and Lil, but they're not family. They're not enough. In her heart, Blue is desperate to find out who she really is. The closed file in stern Sister Regina's office holds the secret of her identity. And that is forbidden territory ...

In Deep Dark Wood

The mysterious arrival of Bella Blackwell, 'The Bird Woman', to the village of Ballyglen disturbs the peace and quiet of the Murphy household next door.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847173721

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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The mysterious arrival of Bella Blackwell, 'The Bird Woman', to the village of Ballyglen disturbs the peace and quiet of the Murphy household next door. Granny Rose is suspicious of Bella, and Rory doesn't trust her, but ten-year-old Mia falls under the old woman's spell. Bella tells Mia of a faraway place, a world where dragons and giants and ancient magic still exists, and asks Mia to become her apprentice and learn the old ways. One dark night Mia disappears and Rory, determined to find his sister, follows her to a world he does not believe in. Riding the 'Shadow Hound', he journeys to a strange land of legendary creatures and terrible dangers. Bella uses all her powers to prevent the brother and sister finding each other, but Rory begins a brave quest to rescue his sister, break the strange enchantment that Bella has over her and find a way home.

Beyond the Hungry Country

Many an engineer instructed to continue the onward march of last season's road ,
has succeeded only in reopening that ... A city , by the way , through whose
streets hungry simba may stampede a herd of zebras almost any evening , and
on ...

Author: Louise A. Stinetorf

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Missionaries

Page: 352

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An African-born daughter of American missionaries finds she belongs to neither culture and devotes her life to missions.

The Hungry Earth

Again he felt he was being watched and his back shivered as though a cold wind
were blowing on it , no matter which way he turned . The light was failing when
he left , throwing his shadow out in front of him as he crossed a wide field , the ...

Author: Seán Kenny

Publisher: Wolfhound Press (IE)

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Turlough Walsh is a high-earning yuppie accountant - nice car, nice kids, nice Dublin house. The boss admires his cutthroat approach to personnel management - squeezing the utmost from 'human resources'. He's getting places - some call it succeeding - and this involves keeping others down. Not that it bothers Turlough. Guilt and remorse just aren't his way of thinking. Things start to change when he inherits a rural stone cottage, and cracks his head falling drunk through the open half-door. He awakes in the throes of that human catastrophe, the Great Irish Famine. Here he meets people who are suffering, people he grows to love and care about. Suddenly he's asking himself questions. His suburban complacency begins to crumble.

The Hungry Tigress

At this time the Buddha Dipankara , surrounded by thousands of monks , nuns ,
and laypeople , was making his way to the city of Amaravati . Workers were busy
smoothing and leveling the road before the city in expectation of the great ...

Author: Rafe Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780938756521

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Features a collection of Buddhist tales with themes of wisdom, nonviolence, environmentalism, and respect for life. Combines ancient story traditions with contemporary thought, displaying the relevance of the tales to modern times.

Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf

In TALES OF POLLY AND THE HUNGRY WOLF, the wolf is up to his old tricks again.

Author: Catherine Storr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014136985X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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In TALES OF POLLY AND THE HUNGRY WOLF, the wolf is up to his old tricks again. He's trying to fool Polly so that he can gobble her up. He has thought of several new ways of getting her into his clutches, but the stupid wolf is no match for clever Polly.

The Hungry Tigress and Other Traditional Asian Tales

After several days ' march he came upon a barricade blocking the way , just
where the path narrowed and entered a dark forest . Armed men stood by the
barricade . “ Stop ! " they called out . “ Do not enter the forest by this road , ” they
warned ...

Author: Rafe Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780877732754

Category: Tipiṭaka

Page: 152

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In many of these seemingly simple tales, wise animals teach humans important lessons about the central Buddhist principles of wisdom, heroic action, nonviolence and compassion.

The Hungry Spirit

A rail journey , where every extra mile is directly priced , seems therefore to be
more expensive than the equivalent journey by road , although , when everything
is taken into account , it is often the road that is more expensive . The average ...

Author: Charles B. Handy

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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In The Hungry Spirit, one of the most visionary business thinkers of our age offers a powerful argument for reexamining the role of work in our lives and discovering what we are truly meant to do and to be. Calling on individuals and organizations to find purpose in the journey we take rather than focusing on money and profits, which are simply the means to keep us going, Handy shows how we can all better ourselves and our companies while also contributing to a decent society. As an oil executive, world-renowned economist, consultant, and professor at the London Business School, Handy himself was once no stranger to the trappings and fortunes of capitalism. But several years ago, Handy realized that he, like many of us, had placed too much significance on job titles and career success to the exclusion of his family, friends, and, especially, the fulfillment of his need to become a complete person, not just a worker slaving away in corporate machinery. He set about looking for what he calls his "white stone" - a symbol of the higher self that represents our true destiny, what you can become when you don't let titles and money and societal pressures get in the way. Just as Handy urges all of us to seek our "white stone" and take greater responsibility for shaping our lives, he also entreats companies and organizations to push themselves to new heights by sticking to a clear-cut purpose. Companies, like individuals, can only grow if they embrace risk and break rules and attract people looking to turn dreams and new ideas into businesses that consumers and investors are excited about. Rather than trying to rally coworkers around a quarterly profit goal, companies must treat employees ascitizens, as well as behaving as corporate citizens within the wider community. Handy calls for corporations to take a greater role in upholding the moral structure of society and to use their power to distribute knowledge and wealth to those who need the opportunity to develop - which will one day benefit us all.

The English Academy Review

Later , when the twins Bessi and Georgia are born in the house at 26 Waifer
Avenue , their origins are explained in ... first page ) , including an intertextual
reference to the hungry road of their previous lives and of Ben Okri's novel ( 1992
) .

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