|Michelle Rice presents NHF's Toolkit|
|Laurie Kelley with Vicky Jackson|
|Laurie Kelley and Michelle Rice|
|Attendees work on the toolkit|
|With friend Kelly Champagne|
|Laurie with Tricia, a mom with |
a child with hemophilia
Poignant, page-turning and superbly written story, based on the author's life, of growing up impoverished in Ireland during World War II. If you're Irish, you will especially love the historical references, phrases and cultural mind-sets, things we all heard growing up. But mostly this is a book about how a child thinks and perceives his world when he is trying to survive harsh poverty, hunger, loss of siblings, alcoholism, an absentee father and the brutal reception he receives from most adults, including those of the Catholic church. Five/five stars.