Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

The Hungry Road


  • Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 5034584 Bytes


The No.1 Bestseller! The definitive novel of the Great Irish Famine from one of Ireland's most beloved writersIreland'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 hi...

Score: 4
From 319 Ratings

Best Friends Forever


  • Author: Jennifer Weiner
  • Release Date : 2009-07-14
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 4508724 Bytes


From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes "a smart, witty fairy tale for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR).Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they’re both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat.Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. S...

The Hungry Road

The Hungry Road


  • Author : Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1848271972


The Hungry Road Book Description :

In its brilliant recreation of the Great Irish Famine, the children's historical novel Under the Hawthorn Tree is beloved by millions and is considered a classic. Now, the Number One Irish bestseller and award-winning author is turning her hand to the definitive adult novel of those hard times, with The Hungry Road. ****** 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...

The Hungry Road

The Hungry Road


  • Author : Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473508590


The Hungry Road Book Description :

In its brilliant recreation of the Great Irish Famine, the children's historical novel Under the Hawthorn Tree is beloved by millions and is considered a classic. Now, the Number One Irish bestseller and award-winning author is turning her hand to the definitive adult novel of those hard times, with The Hungry Road. ****** 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. T...

The Magdalen
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Magdalen


  • Author : Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473510227


The Magdalen Book Description :

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......

Under the Hawthorn Tree
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Under the Hawthorn Tree


  • Author : Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847176004


Under the Hawthorn Tree Book Description :

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 ...

Hungry
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Hungry


  • Author : Jeff Gordinier
  • Publisher : Tim Duggan Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524759650


Hungry Book Description :

A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with René Redzepi, the renowned chef of Noma, in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer. "If you want to understand modern restaurant culture, you need to read this book."--Ruth Reichl, author of Save Me the Plums Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef René Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new plac...

The Road
Score: 4
From 1,005 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450


The Road Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the...

The Famished Road
Score: 3
From 16 Ratings

The Famished Road


  • Author : Ben Okri
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504040204


The Famished Road Book Description :

Winner of the Man Booker Prize: “Okri shares with García Márquez a vision of the world as one of infinite possibility. . . . A masterpiece” (The Boston Sunday Globe). Azaro is a spirit child, an abiku, existing, according to the African tradition, between life and death. Born into the human world, he must experience its joys and tragedies. His spirit companions come to him often, hounding him to leave his mortal world and join them in their idyllic one. Azaro foresees a trying life ahead, but he is born smiling. This is his story. When President Bill Clinton first went to Africa he quoted from The Famished Road, which has inspired literature, art, politics, and pop songs—and even been referenced in an episode of The Simpsons. A transformative...

Wildflower Girl
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Wildflower Girl


  • Author : Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847176011


Wildflower Girl Book Description :

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 Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes  A Hunger Games Novel
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes A Hunger Games Novel


  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338635188


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes A Hunger Games Novel Book Description :

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price....

The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain


  • Author : Stephan J. Guyenet, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250081230


The Hungry Brain Book Description :

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease--yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and ...