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 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 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.

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.

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.

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: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 176

View: 900

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 Hungry 5

Engines roaring, they circled the van like hungry road sharks, bikes ridden by men who were proudly dangerous and virtually unpredictable.

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

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 ...

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

View: 784

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?

The Hungry Moon

The road curved, curved again. The trees leaned closer, linking branches overhead, then fell back for a lay-by. As far as Geraldine recalled, ...

Author: Ramsey Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1787582027

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 443

"In every respect, Campbell's best." - Kirkus Reviews Isolated on the moors of northern England, the town of Moonwell has remained faithful to their Druid traditions and kept their old rituals alive. Right-wing evangelist Godwin Mann isn’t about to let that continue, and his intolerant brand of fundamentalism has struck a chord with the residents. But Mann goes too far when he descends into the pit where the ancient being who’s been worshipped by the Druids for centuries is said to dwell. What emerges is a demon in Mann’s shape, and only the town’s outcasts can see that something is horribly wrong. As the evil spreads, Moonwell becomes cut off from the rest of the world… FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

The Hungry Hills

Where does this road go to?” He pointed in the direction they had been traveling. “Fer as I know hit don't go no place!” Curtis pointed in the other ...

Author: Wesley Hall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595090443

Category: History

Page: 348

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The Hungry Hills is a collection of thirty-two true stories about real hillbillies. The tales take place in a semi-autonomous region located on either side of a dogleg of the Ozark Mountains. The natives of the region descend Tennessee and Kentucky pioneering men who were shorn of birthright and therefore forced to move westward in search of wild game and security. Some arrived in the wild upper reaches of the Ozarks just ahead of U.S. Marshals. These hillbillies are about as friendly a bunch of citizens that can be found any place. They may not pay taxes, or believe in gainful employment, but then they don't expect handouts from anybody either, especially the Government.

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.

The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales

“The young girl approached the wagon and replied, 'This road is long but short, and that other road is short but long.' As she spoke, she pointed first to ...

Author: Peninnah Schram

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402726511

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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A collection of classic Jewish folktales which emphasize values and moral lessons, each with an introduction that places it in context with other Jewish teachings.

The Hungry Horse Project

Cribbing the soil proved necessary to support the road . After completion of the cribbed section , an October slide covered the road .

Author: Eric A. Stene

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dams

Page: 23

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Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf

'Road's up again,' Polly's father said, coming in, cross, after a long drive home, to find a large hole in the road just outside his own garage.

Author: Catherine Storr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014136985X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 105

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 Spirit

Roads are one example. In Britain all roads are free to all users, with the exception of a few toll bridges. They are, of course, funded from a variety of ...

Author: Charles Handy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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With his characteristically very personal anecdotal style, Charles Handy analyses how materialistic capitalism is self-limiting, how efficiency may be the enemy of a cohesive society, and examines the false certainties of science and religion. Offering a carefully considered and compelling alternative vision, the book challenges the status quo on everything from capitalism and organization to goal-setting and morality. With nods to Kant, Keynes, Sartre and Drucker, The Hungry Spirit is not your usual business tome, but that, of course, is part of Handy's plan.