This is the second book in the famine trilogy. At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone across the Atlantic to America. Will she ever see her family again? It is an extraordinary story of courage, independence and adventure. The other books in the "Famine trilogy" are "Under the Hawthorn Tree" and "Fields of Home". A study guide to "Under the Hawthorn Tree" is also available.