Under the Hawthorn Tree

Ireland in the 1840s is in the grip of a terrible famine. When their father and mother go missing in a desperate search for food, the three O’Driscoll children are left to fend for themselves. Their only hope is to find the great-aunts they have heard about in their mother’s stories. Join siblings Eily, Michael, and Peggy on their incredible journey as they overcome tragedy, famine, and poverty to make their way in a dangerous new world.

Author Marita Conlon-McKenna brings to life as never before the Great Famine of 1840’s Ireland. Winner of many awards and accolades, this all-time classic historical fiction book is moving, historically true, and fictionally vivid.