HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: Heidi Daniele - "The House Children"

Event date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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Heidi DanieleBased on actual events, The House Children is a compelling story of familial love, shameful secrets, and life inside Ireland’s infamous industrial schools.

In 1937, Mary Margaret Joyce is born in the Tuam Home for unwed mothers. After spending her early years in an uncaring foster home, she is sentenced by a judge to an industrial school, where she is given the name Peg, and assigned the number 27. Amid one hundred other unwanted girls, Peg quickly learns the rigid routine of prayer, work, and silence under the watchful eye of Sister Constance.

Heidi Daniele’s passion for history and genealogy opened the door for The House Children, which is her debut novel. Heidi volunteers at The Lisa Libraries, an organization that donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and underserved areas. She lives in Red Hook.

House Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943006946
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sparkpress - March 2019