February Book Club at the Consulate
Event01 February 2019
Join us on 27 February from 6:00 - 8:00 PM as we discuss Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke: An Irish Immigrant Story, by Ellen B. Alden, winner of the Independent Publishers of New England Book Award.
Irish immigrant Florence Burke has lived in Massachusetts for more than a decade but he's still a tenant farmer and his family lives in near-poverty. He came to America for a better life, but finds his adoptive country less than hospitable. Florence recognizes that owning land is the path to prosperity, but the bank won't grant him a loan and he's running out of options.
An opportunity arises that could make his dreams come true, but it involves great personal risk to both himself and his family. He recalls the gamble he took when he fled the Potato Famine in Ireland, and wonders if he could make a gamble on his life one more time? Will his wife and children understand his decision to join the war?
Attendance is free and open to the public, however, registration is required and space is limited.
Please register your attendance at https://feb2019-irish-book-club.eventbrite.com