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  • Compelling … An accessible and essential book, which does great service to Irish history and charts the courage and steadfastness of the human spirit

    Sunday Times
  • Heartbreaking and powerful
  • Powerful ... Conlon-McKenna has assembled an excellent cast of characters ... Myriad small, moving details help to illustrate the enormity of the tragedy

    Irish Independent
  • Captivating … This well-researched novel brings the atrocity of the famine to life

    Sunday Independent
  • (Marita Conlon-McKenna has) done a great service to history ... I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I raced through it ... It’s a must-add to your collection.

    Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio 1

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