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Potato crop dies, HUNGER remains… by Donna Jo Napoli (book review)
Life-sustaining potatoes collapse into slime, and all over Ireland, the common people face starvation, each village praying that it is spared, but no… A tiny organism swept through the main food crop of Ireland in the mid-1800s, leading to a million deaths by starvation and two million people emigrating from their beloved green isle. Lorraine doesn’t want to leave, won’t let her family starve, risks everything to make that true. Look for this February 2018 release with Napoli’s other novels of Ireland’s past (like Hush, an Irish princess tale I recommended here) at your local library or independent bookstore. To save your family, how far would you go? **kmm Book …