March Non-Fiction Book Discussion

March Book Discussion
Wednesday March 29 at 6pm

A magisterial account of one of the worst disasters to strike humankind--the Great Irish Potato Famine--conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great Mortality

In this masterful, comprehensive account of the Irish Potato Famine, delivered with novelistic flair, Kelly gives us not only the startling facts of this disaster--one of the worst to strike mankind, killing twice as many lives as the American Civil War--but examines the intersection of political greed, bacterial infection, religious intolerance, and racism that made it possible. Kelly brings new material to his analysis of relevant polit...ical factors during the years leading up to the famine, and the extent to which Britain's nation-building policies exacerbated the mounting crisis. Despite the shocking, infuriating implications of his findings, The Graves Are Walking is ultimately a story of triumph--of one people's ability to remake themselves in a new land in the face of the unthinkable.

A roundtable discussion with snacks. Please RSVP to if you do not regularly attend the discussions (we want to make sure we have enough snacks).

Books available in the store or online for a 15% book club discount.
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
136 Main Street
Ludlow, VT 05149
The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250032171
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - July 23rd, 2013