Thursday, February 11, 2010

Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat

I'm continuing to work my way through the Red Maple books I received last week. This one is a Historical Fiction- about life in Ireland during the potato famine in 1847.

The story follows Kit Byrne's family as they struggle to live off the landlords land and survive. In 1847 that's all they really do- survive- and barely. But Kit, like many young women have a strength to them that is hard to beat down. Even when faced with starvation, supporting a family and the constant threat of eviction from their own home.
This is a story that gives the reader a glimpse of life in the 1800's and why people might choose to leave their homes for a better life in Canada and America.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds interesting. I might have to look for it at the library. Thanks.