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Hunger (Digital Audiobook)

By Donna Jo Napoli, Sarah-Jane Drummey (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 5, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/13/2018)
MP3 CD (3/6/2018)
MP3 CD (3/6/2018)
Compact Disc (3/6/2018)
Compact Disc (3/6/2018)


Through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lorraine this haunting novel from the award–winning author of Hidden and Hush gives insight and understanding into a little known part of history—the Irish potato famine.

It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family farm leased from an English landowner. But this year is different—the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do?

Then Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, and the girls form an unlikely friendship that they must keep a secret from everyone. Two different cultures come together in a deserted Irish meadow. And Lorraine has one question: how can she help her family survive?

A little known part of history, the Irish potato famine altered history forever and caused a great immigration in the later part of the 1800s. Lorraine's story is a heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of one girl's strength and resolve to save herself and her family against all odds.

About the Author

Having spent ten years as a respected theater actor in her native Ireland and the U.K., Sarah-Jane Drummey has had the good fortune to consistently work with some of the world's best-known and successful directors. Her regular collaboration with Tony Award-winning Garry Hynes and companies such as Druid, has seen her play pivotal roles on some of the world's main stages, including the Abbey Theatre, London's National Theatre, New York's Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center D.C.