Palace Grill

       On Saturday June 11, 2016, a heat wave rolled over the city of Chicago. It was well into the 90’s and you could cut through the humidity with a knife. As most Chicagoans are concerned, it was just a sunny summer day in the city. The weather didn’t...

The Great Famine

The Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.

Story Summary

Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine. Billy Gogan’s father has just died in a British prison, and Billy has been cast from cousin Seamus’s house and forced to make his way to America. Billy and his traveling companions, a destitute Irish peasant woman named Máire...

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