Author John Kelly will discuss his latest book, “The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People” at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Avenue, from 5:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Kelly will then hold a book signing at the museum from 6-7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“The Graves are Walking” is a magisterial account of one of the worst disasters to strike humankind?the Great Irish Potato Famine?conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author.
Praised by historians and President Clinton, “The Graves Are Walking” is deeply researched, compelling in its humanity and startling in its conclusions about the decisions behind this tragedy. Kelly’s recounting of the story of the Great Hunger resonates today as history that speaks to our own times.
Kelly is the author of nine books about science, medicine and human behavior, including the critically acclaimed “The Great Mortality” and “Three on the Edge.” He lives in New York City and Sandisfield, Mass.
For more information about Kelly’s lecture and book signing, please call 203-582-6500.