TALES from the POORHOUSE
The Gallery Press
ISBN I 85235 248 5 (paperback)
Set in 1848 in Ireland ... during the time of The Great Hunger ...
this is a quartet of individual tales of four people with inter-related histories: The Orphan, The Master, The Landlord, The Mother.
This is a most excellent book ... to not only vicariously obtain
the feel of the poorhouse experience, but to get another perspective on the
tumult, irony and tragedy of this period in Irish history, which filled 19th
century American poorhouses with Irish refugees. PHL
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