Shanty Gold (Paperback)

By Jeanne Charters

Rogue Phoenix Press, 9781624201769, 332pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2015



In 1849's famine-ravaged Ireland, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland is found lying mostly dead on the side of the road to Cork Harbor, Queenstown, Ireland. She just buried her mother and baby sister after they both died of starvation. Now she is headed for Boston to find her father- no matter what. Raped and beaten by the evil crew of The Pilgrim's Dandy, she is rescued by a fifteen-year-old Negro slave who had been used in like manner for some time and had vowed to throw himself to the sharks that very night. Together they survive the harrowing two and a half month trip, helping others as well. Their friendship is the key to the new world for both of them, carrying them through hardships and trials, and eventually to happiness.

Praise For Shanty Gold

"I loved this book. The story is so well written I found myself unable to put it down." Amanda Roberts, author

"This is a great story about the experiences of many of our Irish ancestors who came to America at the height of the Famine."
.................John W. Carswell, Coordinator of the Irish Cultural Program in the Capitol of New York State.

"Great book, but be careful. It's hard to put down. Nothing else will get donw while you are reading this book."...smehta1224