Wild Geese is the long anticipated sequel to Carolyn Pignat’s poignant book Greener Grass.
When I saw this title , I just snapped it up and devoured it in one sitting! It is the story of Irish immigration in the years 1845-47 to Canada,during the “Great Hunger”, where families were fleeing the destitute and poverty-stricken land that called home, Ireland. This is a tale of strength, courage, determination, grit, love, faith and adventure. Through Kit’s narrative we cannot help but be drawn into the sufferings and deprivations that family upon family had to endure during these lengthy ocean crossings. Pignat ‘s descriptive prose has skillfully brought to life an almost forgotten a part of Canadian history…and time of great trial, tribulation and opportunity.
Although this is a sequel to Greener Grass, Wild Geese can stand alone. However by reading the first book it will allow readers to better understand the harrowing ordeals of the Irish immigrants.
Reading ability: Intermediate / Senior level; Grade 7, 8, 9
Genre: Historical fiction, Canadian
Who would like this book? This book will appeal to those interested in ancestry, historical fiction, and adventure