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Hunger

(2018)
A Tale of Courage
A novel by

 
 
Through the eyes of 12-year-old Lorraine, this haunting novel from the award-winning author of Hidden and Hush gives insight and understanding into a little-known part of history - the Irish potato famine.

It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family farm leased from an English landowner. But this year is different - the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do?

Then Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, and the girls form an unlikely friendship that they must keep a secret from everyone. Two different cultures come together in a deserted Irish meadow. And Lorraine has one question: how can she help her family survive?

The Irish potato famine altered history forever and caused a great immigration in the later part of the 1800s. Lorraine's story is a heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of one girl's strength and resolve to save herself and her family against all odds.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hunger: A Tale of Courage
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4814-7749-8 / 978-1-4814-7749-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hunger: A Tale of Courage
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-4814-7750-1 / 978-1-4814-7750-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hunger
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 1-5414-1964-2 / 978-1-5414-1964-3 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hunger
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ISBN: 1-5414-6964-X / 978-1-5414-6964-8 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hunger
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Title: Hunger
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February 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hunger: A Tale of Courage
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hunger: A Tale of Courage
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon UK