An Honest Look at Irish History

Posted on: 03/17/2020 Back to all blog posts

On St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate by wearing green and painting shamrocks on store windows. But there are other ways to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. This year, grow your understanding of what it means to be Irish with our novel A Thousand Tears.

The story takes place during the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland in the years 1845-1849. A million people died during that time, and a million more fled Ireland in search of a better life. Read about thirteen-year-old Fanny and her family as they struggle to survive. Fanny, her parents, her little brother, and her elderly grandfather draw on the strength of family bonds as the world they know becomes harder and harder to navigate. The novel offers a hard look at one of the most significant periods in Irish history.

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day by developing a deeper understanding of the struggles Ireland has endured and the strength the Irish people showed in overcoming them.

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