Thursday night (August 30, 2012) at Oblong Books & Music’s Rhinebeck location, author, John Kelly discusses his book “The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People”
John Kelly is the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time andThree on the Edge: The Stories of Ordinary American Families in Search of a Medical Miracle. He has written about medicine, history, and psychology for many years.
The Graves Are Walking is a magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history. Deeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling decisions behind a tragedy of epic proportions, John Kelly’s retelling of the awful story of Ireland’s great hunger will resonate today as history that speaks to our own times.
WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 2012
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PLACE: Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.