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Fields of Home (Children of the Famine #3)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  428 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Love of family and courage help the O'Driscolls win happiness.
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Holiday House (first published December 31st 1996)
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Aine Mccarthy
This is the final book in the 'Children of the Famine' series by Marita Conlon-McKenna. It is a heartfelt Irish historical novel which continues the story of Eily, Michael and Peggy who are now grown-up and struggling to make ends meet in the post-famine years. Peggy is still working as a kitchen maid in Boston, Michael is a young jockey and stable-hand who runs the stables of an English landlord and Eily, married with two children struggles to pay the rent on the small holding that her husband ...more
This is the final book in the "Children of the Famine" trilogy. This book concentrates for the most part on Eily and Michael although we do learn a little bit more about Peggy and her move westward across America. Michael has found that he has a talent with horses and he landed a very good job taking care of them until (due to political turmoil) the barn and home of the estate owners where he lived and worked were burned to the ground. Eily and her husband and children are having their share of ...more
Trisha Harrington
The finale of the trilogy. It was an amazing time in my childhood and I cherish these books.

Go read this series!
The 3rd and last book of The Children of the Famine series, this story was, not surprisingly, well written, interesting and quick to read. It's fun to see how the cast of characters you're introduced to in a previous book grow up and find happiness.
Again, set after the Irish famine years when there was a huge struggle for land. Excellent children's literature. Last of the trilogy.
Ireland in the mid-1800s continues to experience the effects of the Great famine. Eily and her husband work the land belonging to the landowner, Mr. Ormonde, trying to feed their family and pay the ever-increasing rent. Eily’s sister, Peggy, fled Ireland and now works in Boston. Their brother Michael, unexpectedly loses his job as a stable assistant.

Colon-McKenna powerfully conveys the struggles of working families and the impact of class systems in both Ireland and the US.
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Carol Waters
Read while on vacation in Ireland. Tough material for a kids' story. Well done.
*Rayne - The HeartBreaker*
Im so sad that this book is ending, but I do love the ending!!
I love reading these stories, about the famine in Ireland.
Mollie Harney-ox
Very Good Wit A Great Ending!!
Still feeling the same.....
its really sad aswell
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Born in Dublin in 1956 and brought up in Goatstown, Marita went to school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mount Anville, later working in the family business, the bank, and a travel agency. She has four children with her husband James, and they live in the Stillorgan area of Dublin.
Marita was always fascinated by the Famine period in Irish history and read everything available on the subject.
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