The Irish Dresser A Story of Hope During the Great Hunger an Gorta Mor During the Irish Famine from over a million people perished due to hunger and fever Thousands of ships brought than two million Irish people to North America in search of food The Irish Dres

  • Title: The Irish Dresser: A Story of Hope During the Great Hunger (an Gorta Mor, 1845-1850)
  • Author: Cynthia G. Neale
  • ISBN: 9781572493445
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the Irish Famine from 1845 1850 over a million people perished due to hunger and fever Thousands of ships brought than two million Irish people to North America in search of food The Irish Dresser is the saga of the McCabe family who struggle to survive during this difficult time When thirteen year old Nora McCabe crawls into the old dresser that sits next tDuring the Irish Famine from 1845 1850 over a million people perished due to hunger and fever Thousands of ships brought than two million Irish people to North America in search of food The Irish Dresser is the saga of the McCabe family who struggle to survive during this difficult time When thirteen year old Nora McCabe crawls into the old dresser that sits next to the hearth holding a few pieces of her mother s china, she dreams of luscious cakes and fairies as hunger pains grip her It is in the dresser that Nora finds hope when her father declares they must leave their beloved Ireland for America Hidden in the magical dresser aboard the ship traveling to a new land, Nora lives an adventure that transforms her life and turns hope into a reality.

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    About “Cynthia G. Neale

    1. Cynthia G. Neale says:

      Cynthia Neale is an American with Irish ancestry and an Irish set dancer who loves to travel to Ireland and experience its beauty and haunting mystery She has long possessed a deep interest in the tragedies and triumphs of the Irish during the Famine She grew up in Watkins Glen, New York and now lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter The Irish Dresser is her first novel, and the sequel, Hope in New York City, has been available since early 2008 NORAH, The Making of An Irish American Woman in 19th Century New York is being released by Lucky Press LLC on March 1, 2011 It is an adult novel that continues the story of Norah McCabe in New York City Scant historical attention has narrowly defined the Irish immigrant woman And yet the rate of economic and social progress of Irish women far exceeded other immigrant women ethnicities Norah McCabe heartbreakingly and quixotically stumbles and falls into her real self in this coming of age, adventurous, romantic, historical novel When she strives to strip herself of her impoverished past through such manifold schemes as buying her own used clothing store, A Bee in Your Bonnet and promenading in Paris finery, she experiences corruption, exploitation, and enchantment in a city that is forever mythic and magical Norah McCabe joins a rebel Irish organization to free Ireland from British rule, writes for an Irish newspaper, undergoes love s transformation, and suffers a ship wreck She seeks to understand the feminist movement, but ultimately is unable to cross the chasm between herself as an Irish immigrant woman and Protestant feminist ideology The terrors and questions of life strike her down with mental incapacity and loss Her solitary freedom is the colorful warp and weft in the fabric of who she has become an Irish American woman.



    2 thoughts on “The Irish Dresser: A Story of Hope During the Great Hunger (an Gorta Mor, 1845-1850)

    1. This is an excellent novel about Nora McCabe, a 13-year-old Irish girl, and her family and how they struggle during the potato famine of Ireland in the 1800's. A million people died not only from hunger but sicknesses. Nora sometimes stays inside a dresser (piece of furniture) at home because she finds peace and hope there. She ends up having to hide in there during her family's trip to America aboard a ship because her father didn't have enough money for her ticket. This is a story about hope d [...]

    2. l love the book I think I've read all her books. This book is for our book club for June and yes SHE THE AUTHOR TO THIS BOOK AND MANY MORE SHE COMING TO OUR LIBRARY IN JUNE TO SPEAK I CAN'T WAIT YES I'VE MEET HER BEFORE GREAT PERSON YES SHE FROM IRELAND

    3. I have just finished reading The Irish Dresser by Cynthia Neale. I had read her book, Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York, and was so intrigued with that book, I decided to read The Irish Dresser, which was intended for a young audience. However, as an adult reader, I found her 13-year old character, Nora, absolutely entrancing. The author charms her audience while at the same time presents the tragedy of the Great Hunger in Ireland. The plight of the Irish in t [...]

    4. I really enjoy historical fiction, so the striking cover of this book was quick to catch my attention. The author tells of the horrific potato famine the Irish people had to deal with, while at the same time, she lovingly describes the beauty of their countryside. Rich with detail, I was right onboard the ship with Nora McCabe, who was a stowaway during the long grueling trip to America. The Irish Dresser is an engaging story of a fascinating time in history. With just a wee bit more editing, I‚ [...]

    5. This book gives us the touching story of Nora, a young girl, and the horror of the Irish Potato Famine. The story is a tale of hardship, courage and faith that Nora, her family and the Irish people had to endure. I truly felt for Nora and was carried along with her during her trials and tribulations. The book is targeted to a young adult audience but this older guy found it a great read.

    6. A great book to read to realize how good we have it these days.Imagine living on potatoes and then your crop goes bad becuase of the weather. I can't wait to read her follow up book.

    7. My mother in law's friend wrote this book, it is historical fiction based on the Irish Famine with details that are historically correct.

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