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The Hungry Road


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A story of courage, hardship and survival against the odds - this is the definitive account of the Great Irish Famine.

About the Author

Marita Conlon-McKenna is one of Ireland's favourite authors. Her books include the award-winning Under the Hawthorn Tree which is set during Ireland's great famine. Widely translated and published, it is now considered an Irish classic. Her other books include bestsellers The Magdalen and Rebel Sisters.

She is a winner of the International Reading Association Award, USA and a former chairperson of Irish PEN.

Marita lives in Dublin with her husband and family.


(Marita Conlon-McKenna has) done a great service to history ... I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I raced through it ... It's a must-add to your collection. * Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio 1 *
Powerful ... Conlon-McKenna has assembled an excellent cast of characters ... Myriad small, moving details help to illustrate the enormity of the tragedy * Irish Independent *
Captivating ... This well-researched novel brings the atrocity of the famine to life * Sunday Independent *
It's a great read - it has the feeling of an epic film. * Mairead Ronan, Today FM *
Heartbreaking and powerful * *

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